Post # 1
My finace is 30 and has already lost both his parents, one when he was 15 and the other at 18. I am 27 and lost my mother when i was 10 and never knew my father. We have found small ways to do little things for them, but i’ve decided i really want something he can have forever.
I would like to find jiqsaw puzzle piece lapel pin (or regular pins) and have each one engraved with their initial on it. Something to honor the “missing pieces” that day. My wedding gift to him that he can keep forever and maybe pass onto our children one day to fill the void of having no grandparents.
The wedding is 8 weeks away and i can’t find anything that isn’t cheap. PLEASE PLEASE help. I am going today to talk to people at zales since they have a “puzzle piece” line but they never seem to have a jeweler willing to do much outside of engraving, so I’m not too hopeful
PLEASE any help you might have would be more appreciated than i can put into words!!!
Post # 3
Have you looked on Etsy.com A lot of people on there are willing to do special pieces.
Good Luck and sorry for all the links. I find that etsy is a really great place to get custom items at more reasonable prices.
Post # 4
I saw these charms for the first time at I wedding I shot last summer. The bride had 4 of them made for special members of her family who had passed away. I’ve seen lots of similar ideas, but none that were as classy and as polished as these. They looked and felt beautiful. She attached them with ribbon to her bouquet and it was just a very simple and beautiful way to remember them. The charms could be attached to just about anything really, as long as it can attach with a ribbon or pin.
They may not be perfect for a man to wear, but might work in another way.
Here’s the link to the etsy store, if interested:
Scrabble Tile Charms
Post # 6
I don’t know if your Fiance would want to wear a charm (maybe attached to his bout?). I’m having little photo charms on my bouquet. Like this..
Here’s the link to the etsy seller. http://www.etsy.com/shop/AristoCrafty?section_id=6868727
Post # 7
Also, set up a small table at the reception with white candles, a photo of each in beautiful frames and flower petals. You can get a lovely blank card an add an inscription to place beside the frames – something like, “To our loving parents, You will always have a place in our hearts and in our lives”
Just with the table set up, you’ll feel as if they are there.