My MIL has been given 6-9 months to live, we've brought wedding forward

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
3426 posts
Sugar bee

Obviously nothing I say can ease your pain.  Enjoy your time with her and enjoy your wedding.

Post # 4
1988 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I’m so, so sorry! What a great decision to move the wedding forward so you can have her there. Obviously you will have a lot on your mind so if you ever find yourself drawing a blank when it comes to wedding planning, let us know. The Hive is full of great ideas. 

Have a big hug from me and give your FI one too! 

Post # 5
583 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@cobaltbluebride:  I’m sure it brings your MIL great happiness that she can see your wedding and be there in this hard time. I am very sorry to hear that she is so ill, but I am also happy for you and your FI that she will be able to come.

3 months may not seem like heaps of time, but at least you have less time to stress over the minor things and constantly have it in your mind that your MIL may miss out on being there. I wish this didn’t have to happen and I hope you have the most special wedding day possible xx

Post # 6
5087 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014


@cobaltbluebride:  I hope you have an amazing day, full of love and amazing memories.

Lots of love and hugs

Post # 7
1295 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

i dont know what to say. i saw this early and my heart goes out to you and your family. be grateful that you hve the chance to move the wedding forward to include her, as there are many people out there, brides and grooms that lose parents with no warning.

much love, and hugs. you are so amazing for putting it all together so fast. i am sure that it will be a beautiful wedding full of love <3

Post # 8
1881 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i’m sorry about your mil but you are so right about perspective….stinks that usually something terrible happening is how you usually ‘find’ it


on the bright side…enjoy this time planning w her and gaving her there. you csn absolutely have a fab wedding w 3m planning (and you might get a few deals by vendors who are still available)



Post # 9
860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I am so sorry to hear of this! My FI lost his mother last year and I would give anything to have her there in October.  I love her dearly.  We weren’t engaged at the time and hindsight is always 20/20.  I think the biggest gift you can give to your MIL and yourselves is to make sure she can be there. 

Post # 10
323 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My close friend lost her father a week before her wedding. They’d hoped he’d hang on long enough, but in the month leading up to the wedding he took a turn for the worst. They did this beautiful “marriage blessing” with just them, her father, her mother, and the preacher who would be officiating their wedding.

It hurts to lose someone close to you, especially when you’re getting married (such a happy time), and it really does put a whole new perspective on things. (Were those flowers that weren’t exactly the shade of purple you wanted really that important in the long run?) I’m glad it sounds like you’ll be able to celebrate with you MIL. Enjoy this time.

Post # 12
1415 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Great idea to move it up. My heart goes out but I’m sure it is the best decision and you will be happy you made it. I’m sure it will bring more joy than inconvinience to you and your family.

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