Post # 1
I’m hoping to get your opinions on what I should bring.
1)My first teddy bear. It’s in one of the photos of the slideshow, and I used to carry it everywhere when I was a toddler. It has the most sentiment to me, but not really attached to my family.
2)My mother has an expnsive gold watch that her grandfather gave her. It has some sentiment, but it wouldn’t match anything since I’m wearing silver jewelry and would be fairly prominant, approx 1" band
3) My mother has another watch that she bought in high school. It’s still gold and wouldn’t match anything, but is a little more delicate so not as noticeable. However the watch doesn’t work.
Post # 3
how big of a teddy bear are we talking? I wouldn’t think that could go with very easily without cuddling him down the aisle. That’s not a very sophisticated look. Could you potentially wrap one of the watches around your bouquet? Or if your mom doesn’t still use the watches have the face turned into a pendant that doesn’t have to be worn on your wrist. I think overall, you’d rather tell people about your somethings or keep them private rather than have it be so prominent that as you’re walking down the aisle people are distracted by the large gold watch on your wrist or teddy bear in the crook of your arm.
Post # 4
fabric somethings are particularly easy to deal with as they can be sewn or pinned to the inside of your dress, maybe you have a blanket, hanky or garment that has a lot of meaning for you?
Post # 5
Thanks do I actually have to carry the item down the aisle? For the teddy bear, I was just thinking of having it sitting somewhere at the ceremony or reception, it’s maybe 8-9." Thanks.
Post # 6
A scrap of fabric from your bear sewn into your dress, or maybe a scrap from your Mom’s or Grandmother’s dress? May be a reach but possibly worth considering…
Post # 7
may I suggest that you keep looking.
the watch could be cool if it’s a pocket watch and you can attach it to the stem of your bouquet. But since it’s gold, and you don’t think it will go…..
Doe your mom have her wedding dress or veil or something? Some old fabric? That would work so much better. For example, my mom has her dress, it’s not in good shape, so we are cutting the wrist cuff (it’s a 70’s holly hobby button style sleeve) and I’m using that to wrap around my bouquet.
Post # 8
you should keep looking. . .none of the options jumped out as being practical- teddy bear is bulky, and watches that don’t match won’t help you . . . . maybe an old anket, garter or something that would be hidden??
Post # 9
why dont you have your ring bearer or flower girl carry the teddy bear down the aisle since that has the most sentiment to you. Or you could always tie in something sentimental of your fiances childhood too?
Post # 10
Usually you do carry it, but I see no reason (if you want it to be the teddy bear) why it can’t sit somewhere in the altar area, where you can see it. After all, the important thing is that it has a special meaning to you!