(Closed) A military influence… (opinions?)

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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1844 posts
Buzzing bee

If you are not going to change the wedding then you only have two options. 

1. replace her

2. don’t replace her

If it were me personally I woudln’t replace her and wouldn’t count on being being back the be pleasantly suprised when/if she is. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Is this american or canadian forces? It makes a big difference. I would say play it out and if shes not there then well ok things may not be balanced but everyone will understand why.

Post # 7
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246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

You never know she could come back early my friend was deployed he was to be home in april and he’s already on his way back. But in the case she doesn’t a really cute idea i saw once was they had a life size card board cut out of the person who was unable to make it and took some pics with it. It was kind of cute and funny.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@LovelyLaura8:  I’m really sorry!  Unfortunately, it’s really common.  The best thing for your friend to do now is to focus on her mission and do what she needs to do every day.  The best thing you can do is be supportive of her, even though it’s really hard to imagine your day without her there.  I’m sure she is just as upset at missing such an important milestone in your life.

Could you possibly arrange for her to be Skyped in during a portion of your wedding/reception? That could be a special way to include her if she can’t make it!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

What if you asked her to write you a letter that you waited to read on your wedding day and you did the same for her?  You could email it to her and have her just save it to read then.  It may sound silly, but just having something special just from her would probably be very meaningful!!

Post # 11
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1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Its hard since the US doesnt have the best track record at getting soldiers back home in a timely manner. I love the idea of the letter and the cut out. Make her a special part of your day even if she is unable to be present. 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I say if she doesn’t make it to the wedding, then photoshop her in to the wedding photos. I’ve seen some very cute and goofy photoshopped pictures that makes everyone feel better

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