Post # 1
I want to get my future husband something for the wedding day to remember his grandfather, I just don’t know what! He was extremely close with him and he passed away right before we started dating so I was never able to meet him. I was hoping to get something for my Fiance, however it’s hard for me to think of anything for a man! I know that a lot of the brides put little pictures on a charm on their bouquet or something like that, but I don’t know what to do for him. Ideas bees?!
Post # 3
Haha, my fiance recently heard about this tradition – we decided he could give me half a wedding, and I would get him the other half of a wedding!
Are there any photos of your fiance’s grandfather that you might be able to incorporate into a gift? Or possibly write him a letter with the help of a family member “from his grandfather” saying even though he’s not here, he’s proud of your fiance, etc.?
I’m not sure, as you can probably guess from what I said above, gifts probably aren’t my strong point
Post # 4
I’m not good at this either, how about a new wallet with a picture of Fiance and his grandfather inside? or maybe a pocketwatch with the photo inside?
Post # 5
Those are all good ideas, we;re not planning on exchanging gifts so I don’t want to spend much on the gift (also can’t really afford a lot).
A little back story too is that one of the reasons he was so close with his grandfather was because he was the reason my Fiance became a volunteer firefighter. His grandpa was one and he would hang out at the firehouse with him all the time and when he was 16 he because a provisional one and has been one ever since (10 years so far!). It’s a big part of his life and it was something that he only shared with his grandpa, no other family was a fireman. He even made his goal this year and became Captain of his firehouse which was also the highest rank his grandpa had achieved. Just thought I’d give you some insight.
Post # 6
Maybe contact the firehouse that him and his grandfather used to frequent and see if they have any memorabilia available. Good luck!
Post # 7
My dads a fireman too so I can relate, so was his dad and his mom was the first woman firefighter in their dept. I can relate to that.
See if you can get your hands on a helmet and decopague a pic of him and his grandfather into the helmet, or make a shadowbox of pix of him and grandpa with equiptment inside, maybe a picture of a beloved old engine or a hose nozzle. I’m sure someone in the dept can help you out. Most depts have the old-timers who love to hang out and talk about the old days
Post # 8
what about finding a small locket and pinning it to his bout? That way his grandfather will be close to his heart.