(Closed) Bittersweet, any ideas?

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

That’s very sweet…I think your ideas for how to incorporate your dad into the day are right on target. A slideshow might be hard to watch, since you may find you’re really emotional at your reception, following speeches and whatnot. If it’s something you really want to do, it would be nice to see a slideshow of your dad holding you as a baby, etc. as you matured. That being said, I feel emotional just writing this, so I think it would depend on how you think you’ll do?

I’ve read of other brides who have their mothers walk down the aisle with them, or walk themselves. I just wanted to point out you could still have your brother walk you down the aisle before joining the rest of the groomsmen at the top of the aisle, that would be really sweet to see if you’re into it.

Good luck 🙂

Post # 4
1765 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I’m so sorry to hear that, *hugs* to you!

What if you walked in on your own, but with your bouquet and one loose flower. When you walk up, first stop by where your father would have been sitting, put the flower in his seat and then proceed up to the altar? I think that would be touching!

Post # 5
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m sorry for your loss. You have a while to make this decision. If you are still feeling torn about it right now, why not give yourself a few months to think about it. Just act as if you will be walking yourself down the aisle, and if you feel differently later you can ask your brother.

I have seen framed pictures and candles, notes in the program, and prayers said during the ceremony. You could toast him after the speeches, as well. I think as long as you keep the moment brief, and focus on the joy of his life, it won’t be depressing. Life has beginnings and endings, remembering that makes each event more poignant.

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