- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
My paternal grandparents and my great-grandmother won’t be at my wedding–they’re too old to travel the 15-plus hours. (Lots of my aunts and uncles won’t be, either, but I have a HUGE family and aren’t close to a lot of them.) Also, my maternal grandmother passed away when I was young, so I will only have one living grandparent there.
After a conversation with my mother, I started wondering what others in similar situations are doing to honor, remember, and include loved ones. Here’s our game plan…
I’m wearing my maternal grandmother’s e-ring and wedding ring on my right hand. The ring pillow was made by her many years ago–my step-grandmother found it and set it aside for me.
My great-grandmother offered us the cake topper from her wedding cake, as well as the cake server and tablecloth they received for their 50th anniversary. We’re using those, and having an arrangement of hydrageas and roses sent to her on the big day–the same flowers that will be in my bouquet.
My “get-away” dress will be a white shirtdress. That’s the style of dress my paternal grandmother wore for her wedding–they were young, poor farm kids right after WWII. Also thinking of having flowers sent to them, too.
On our guestbook table, we’re displaying the wedding photos of our parents and grandparents–we even have a photo from FI’s great-grandparents’ wedding!
We’re tossing around the idea of dedicating a floral arrangement at the altar in memory of our deceased grandparents…however, we originally weren’t going to do an altar arrangement simply to save money. Our church is amazingly gorgeous and flowers probably wouldn’t be noticed.
I’d love to hear what other bees are doing!