(Closed) Death of a parent

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Fiance’s dad passed away a couple weeks ago and we have decided to put a picture on a chair by his mom with a sign that says –

“we know you would be here today, if heaven wasn’t so far away”

Post # 4
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@countrylove:  Good idea, although I would go with “We know you’re here even if we can’t see you.”

But then, some people get creeped by that kind of thing, so *shrug* yours is probably more tasteful.

@OP: take breanna’s advice, IMO.

Post # 5
8444 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

My FI’s dad passed away a few weeks ago and I’m going to make his mother a small bouquet with his dad’s picture in a locket tied to the wrap. 


Post # 6
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@countrylove:  I do like the idea of having something on what would have been her chair. If not a sign, maybe a small bouquet, or you could stop on your way down the aisle and leave a flower on her chair.

Another idea I’ve seen that I thought was touching is putting a photo of her in a locket and tying it either to your bouquet wrap or the lining of your dress.

Post # 7
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

My mom passed away a while ago.  I took my dad dress shopping with me.  On my parents first anniversary my dad got my mom a heart shapped locket with a pic of the two of them on a bicycle built for two, and an inscription on the back.  I wrapped that around my bouquet.  I also wore her 25th wedding anniversary claddagh ring on my left index finger.   We also had them play her favorite song during the reception, which was awesome, because all my brothers and nieces/nephews knew it was “her song” so we all were dancing. 

I didn’t want to make myself bawl at all during the wedding/reception so I kept it low key.

Post # 8
4605 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

My dad passed away in 1998. I bought some bouquet charms and plan to use a picture from my parent’s wedding. I also wanted to tie my mother and father’s wedding bands to my bouquet as well, but I’m not sure if that would be too much. Future Mother-In-Law passed away last year and we will also be doing something for her memory as wel. 

I really like the idea of placing a photo in what would have been their seat. 

Post # 10
396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m so sorry to read these stories of loss.  My Grandfather passed away two years ago. He and my Grandmother raised me, so he wouuld have been the one to walk me down the aisle.  I’m trying to come up with some ideas to honor him at my wedding, and I like some of these suggestions.

One word of advice:  it might be a good idea to inform (warn) close family members of whatever your plans might be.  Even though it’s been two years, the pain is still quite fresh for my Grandmother.  She still gets distressed when she unexpectedly sees photos of my Granddad (learned that the hard way over Christmas Embarassed).  

Post # 11
1400 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had a picture of my dad on my bouquet and we also put one of his jackets on ‘his chair’. 


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