Post # 1
My father passed away in July, and for the ceremony I was thinking of leaving a chair in the front row empty with a ribbon around it to remember him. I’m just not sure if that would be considered odd?
Even though he was no longer married to my mom I plan to tie his wedding band around my bouquet as well.
Thanks for any thoughts!
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
That would be sweet and not weird at all. Also, he was your father, so it doesn’t matter if he was married to your mother anymore or not.
Post # 4
I don’t think that’s weird at all. You could put a framed photo of him on the seat as well.
Post # 5
I think it sounds like a beautiful way to honor him!
Post # 6
That is a great idea. I love it! My brother, mom, and brother’s long time girlfriend have all passed away and on my wedding day I had something tied into my bouquet for each one of them. It made me feel so at peace on my wedding day knowing I had something representing each one of them there with me.
Post # 7
@kmarie719: I think putting a photo on the chair would be great! Or a sign perhaps? I watched an episode of four weddings and one of the brides released a singular balloon in honor of a loved on, the string had their name attached, it was beautiful!
Post # 8
This is sweet and not weird at all! I don’t think anyone who’s ever lost a loved one would think it was weird.
I will be honoring my grandmother & grandfather in a similiar way.
Post # 9
Thanks bees! I just wasn’t sure. Our family has been pretty lucky in the fact that no one has really lost anyone very close (at least not unexpectedly), and I don’t often encounter events where one may want to remember someone, so I feel much better about my decision to do so this way, thank you!!!
Post # 10
Not at all weird! In fact, during the Victorian Era photos were often taken with empty chairs to show that a loved one had passed!
I think its a great way to bring your father into the ceremony
Post # 11
no, not odd at all. Very considerate and a wonderful way to honor your father and your family.
Post # 12
@kmarie719: Don’t put a photo of him on the seat (that would look really weird) but an empty chair sounds like a really sweet way to remember him.
Post # 13
I’ve heard of this being done and I don’t think it’s weird at all.
I wanted to honor my grandfather, whom I was really close to growing up, so I made a memory charm with his photo and attached it to my bouquet.