Post # 1
Hi there – need advice on an idea I have. My grandfather passed away after a brief illness last August, just 4 days after my fiance and I got engaged. My grandfather was a very decorated verteran, serving in both the Air Force and the Army. I was super close to him, and his death still bothers me to this day. I am considering asking my grandmother to lend me one of my grandfather’s military medals that has some blue in it, as I’d like to pin it into my bouquet to use as my something borrowed and something blue as well as to have a piece of him with me as I walk down the aisle; as we always agreed when I was younger that both he and my dad would walk me down the aisle on my wedding day.
Has anyone done anything similar, having something from a deceased loved one in the bridal bouquet? How did it work out?
Post # 3
That is SO sweet! There was a bride around here somewhere who attached 1″ pictures of her deceased grandparents to her bouquet!
Post # 4
That’s amazingly sweet – I teared up reading it! I think it’s a beautiful way to commemorate your grandfather. I myself pinned my grandmother’s brooch to my bouquet. We were kindered spirits. =)
Post # 5
@dubej: that is so lovely. I think some bees have charms in their bouquet to remember loved ones
Post # 6
I pinned a brooch that belonged to my grandmother onto my bouquet. It would be a lovely gesture.
Post # 7
I love the idea. I used my recently deceased grandma’s rosary (she was very religious and actually slept with it under her pillow) as my something old and pinned it to my bouquet.
Post # 8
I’m so sorry about your loss – he sounds like such a great man. I think that is a beautiful way to have him a part of the wedding ! It is pretty common to do. While I do not have any pins/brooches to attach to my bouquet my great grandma always wore this blue dress and I was thinking of attaching it to the slip of my dress for something blue
Post # 9
@dubej: I love this! My uncle (who was like the grandfather I never had) passed away and I’m trying to figure out a way to include his memory in the wedding…so when I read this…it totally made me tear up.
Post # 10
Thanks! I actually had a better idea that I’m going to use instead – instead of trying to pin his medal into my bouquet, my grandmother has graciously offered to let me borrow his dog tags from the Army. Our florist is going to wrap his dog tags into my bouquet. I’m so excited to see how it turns out.
Post # 11
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@dubej: i think it sounds awesome!!! such a lovely touch having him with you on your big day. im having picture charms on my bouquet for my 3 deceased grandparents.x