(Closed) Honoring a deceased friend who was going to be a bridesmaid

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m so sorry about your guys’ loss :(. It would be nice to use part of her dress as bouquet wraps for everyone or maybe even as clutches?

Post # 4
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Oh gosh. I’m so sorry for your loss. That’s a horrible story and I’m sorry that such a tragic event has brought you here for your first post. I love the idea of making use of the dress for your girls, that’s such a beautiful gesture. What about making hair flowers or small clutches out of the fabric? Or even a fabric rose/flower to put in each of your bouquets?

I think the note in the program is nice, and you could do a memorial candle as well. Do you have a photo of all of you together, or do you think it would be too soon to put out a photo?

Again, I’m so sorry, you must be going through a really hard time. Welcome to Weddingbee though, we’re all sending you, your friends and your BMs family big hugs and positive thoughts.

Post # 5
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am so sorry for your loss, but that is just a nice gesture what you plan on doing with the dress…Maybe you can make little pouches for the ladies or soemthing liket that…

Post # 6
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I am sorry for your loss.  I can’t imagine!

Another idea you could do is have a bouquet made that would have been her’s, put it in a vase on a table with a picture & an “In Memory” candle?  Just another idea?

Post # 7
5106 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

FI’s BEST friend just passed away in a terrible head on collision two days before Thanksgiving. So far we’re planning to have a memorial table as well as have him listed as a “silent groomsman” in the programs along with a few words about him.

Sorry to hear about your friend. It’s never easy.

Post # 8
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

How horrible and sad, I am so sorry to hear about it. If I were you, I would include her in the part of your program where you note the people who weren’t able to make it (deceased) but other than that I wouldn’t make a big deal. It’s your wedding day which is about you and your Fiance.

Post # 9
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I like the idea of making the girls all clutches.  Or you could use her dress fabric to wrap the handles of the other girl’s bouquets (or both, since theyre unlikely to carry the clutches down the aisle.)

Im so so sorry for your loss.  I lost a very close friend 2 summers ago to bipolar disorder and suicide, so I know what you are going though.  Huge hugs

Post # 12
4770 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Sorry 🙁 to hear about your friend.  You could also honor her by having a boquet that she would have carried displayed somehwere.

Post # 13
7689 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

If you find that it would be too difficult for people (yourself included) to have a memorial set up-maybe you could attach her photo in a locket to your bouquet.  I am so sorry for your loss. 

Post # 14
2790 posts
Sugar bee

I read on another thread that someone had a place in the recessional for the bridesmaid. So it would go bridesmaid 1, bridesmaid 2, a length of time for bridesmaid 3(your friend), bridesmaid 4 etc. Then at the alter or front there would be a space between bridesmaid 2 and 4.

You could also have a bouquet made for her and placed at the front to represent her. You could have a locket on your bouquet with her photo in it. You could have her name in the program or a photo of her on a memorial table.

Think of things that she really loved and try to utilize those. I think making the dress into a clutch or maybe your ring bearers pillow would be a wonderful touch.

I am very sorry for your loss and I am so sorry that you are grieving this while planning your wedding. I’ll be thinking of you.

Post # 16
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

If there is enough material- purses or little coin purses would be great. What a sad loss. 🙁

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