Post # 1
Our invitations have started rolling in for our guests, which is beyond exciting! My awesome FMIL addressed each and every one of them. Last night, FI and I were chattering about all the people that are raving about the invites, and he said, “Mom was crying about them.” I stopped in my tracks, thinking, “Oh, great, what is this about?”
Then he explained that she cried to him over the phone about the fact that she didn’t address invitations to either of his grandmothers. All of his grandparents have passed away.
She then told him she wants to take some flowers from the wedding to her mother’s grave in Wisconsin. That made me cry! I made me realize that our wedding isn’t just about us. It will be woven into the fabric of our families.
Post # 3
That’s very sweet, for us it was a lot about family too.
My mom had a bouquet at our wedding and then between the ceremony and reception went and laid it on my grandfathers grave.
Post # 4
aw that is sooo very sweet. that made me tear up! you are so right. while its you guys day it really means a lot to the family that surround you.
Post # 5
What a moving thought. You have inspired me! We aren’t doing a toss, and I wanted to do something meaningful with whatever bouquet I carry, so now I know just what will suit: bring it to my grandmother’s grave. Thank you for posting this!
Post # 6
That’s beautiful and such a good point to remember!
Post # 7
That is so sweet. My grandfather passed away last year and FI’s mom passed away about a month ago. We are going to do a picture frame with a candle for each of them. We aren’t telling my grandma about it. We’re going to present the frame to her at the reception.
He wasn’t my blood grandpa, so I know it will mean a lot to her. I was the only one of my siblings to call him grandpa. He was around my whole life and my brothers remember my mom’s real dad. I don’t.
Post # 8
wow that is such a good full of meaning idea.