(Closed) Dad has 3-6 months to live; wedding is in 5 months

posted 10 years ago in Emotional
Post # 62
7 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

@sienna76:  Thanks. I’m hoping you have some success too! 

Post # 64
1197 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I have to share my story with you quickly:

If your dad passes (God forbid) about 1 month or so BEFORE your wedding: you will not be able to have it. I wasn’t able to when my grams died. She passed 6 weeks before my wedding and we postponed it 8 months because the entire family was mourning. So if your dad passes before the wedding there is a hueg chance you will not be well enough to go on with the wedding at its set time anyways…

So, I think about that…I hope he makes it and I will be praying for him to pull through to see you make it down the isle and then some. I can imagine this is such a hard and devastating time for you. *hugs* Sending love….


Post # 65
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Honestly, there’s no right or wrong here – only what works for you. People who suggest you should have the wedding with him present may not have thought through the physical effects of terminal illness. I know my father (who in other circumstances would have gone through hell and high water to get to my wedding) would not have coped with it enear the end of his life. Dying is hard and the things which make it easier can sap your strength.

So do what works for you. Have a gorgeous elopement, show him the photographs if that is feasible and don’t feel guilty. Good luck!

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