(Closed) How to incorporate my father who passed away?

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My father passed away a couple of years ago. In his honor in lieu of favors we donated to the American Heart Association (he died of a heart attack). The AHA actually had a poem where they put my dads name. I framed the poem and put pictures of us around the frame.

 

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper

Both of our fathers had passed away and we chose to honor them in the wording of our invites:

My firstname middlename

daughter of Mary and the late Bob Smith

and 

His firstname middlename

son of Barbara and the late Jim Doe

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

It’s very difficult, but incorporating you lost loved one in the day will help with the void. My mo

Passed away 2 years before my wedding. I purchased a locket off of etsy with my mom’s picture in it. It also had a blue ribbon so it was my something blue. We also put a poem and rememberance in our ceremony program. All our guests commented on how sweet it was without being morbid.

Hope that helps!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

It’s very difficult, but incorporating you lost loved one in the day will help with the void. My mo

Passed away 2 years before my wedding. I purchased a locket off of etsy with my mom’s picture in it. It also had a blue ribbon so it was my something blue. We also put a poem and rememberance in our ceremony program. All our guests commented on how sweet it was without being morbid.

Hope that helps!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012 - The Chapel of the Sir Christopher Wren Building, 2007 Legacy Hall

I would second both of the previous posters’ comments. My Fiance father passed away and we made sure to name him on the invite as oracle listed above. I also really like the suggestion of a locket with his picture to either wear as a necklace, bracelet or pin to your bouquet. If he had a favorite poem/song, you could always incorporate that someway as well in the ceremony or during the reception. Hope that helps!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@CallsBlonde02:  I love the idea of pinning a broach style picture frame on your bouquet with your Dads photo in it. That way he is right there with you during the walk down the aisle and the ceremony. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@CallsBlonde02:  I love the idea of pinning a broach style picture frame on your bouquet with your Dads photo in it. That way he is right there with you during the walk down the aisle and the ceremony. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@CallsBlonde02:  I love the idea of pinning a broach style picture frame on your bouquet with your Dads photo in it. That way he is right there with you during the walk down the aisle and the ceremony. 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Sorry for the triple post, not sure what happened. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My dad died last year and my FI’s mom died when he was in college, so we are setting aside a section of our program to list the ones we love who couldn’t be there on the wedding day.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My dad passed away many years ago. We are gonna light a candle for him during our ceremo ny. I think its called a memory candle . They are on most wedding sites.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We included a little thing for those with us in spirit (my dad passed away 5 years ago) on the back of our programs.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

my sister in law whose father passed away had a candle beside the altar that had his picture. When she dance with her brother there was a photo montage of her and her dad in the background and she danced to Luther Vandross “a dance with my father”. There was not a dry eye in the house. 

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

For my future step son’s (FSS) wedding, we found a couple of ways to honor his late mother that were so touching. For the rehersal, FSS had the bride’s brother and Brother-In-Law sing and play the music of FSS’s parents’ wedding song. For the wedding though, I had a surprise for my FSS. I found my Fiance and late 1st wife’s wedding pictures from a family member that my Fiance and his son didn’t know still existed. They thought all copies had been destroyed by wife #2. I had a wedding picture of FSS’s mom made into an 8×10 and framed. We also got her wedding dress from FI’s sister. I presented the framed photo along with copies of the rest of the pictures to FSS just before his ceremony. He was so moved to see these picture that he thought were long gone. He carried the dress, 8×10 picture, and a small bouquet of flowers he ordered and placed all of that on the front pew that was reserved for only his mom’s things. It was beautiful and many people from the bride’s side asked about the significance. There weren’t many dry eyes on the groom’s side, including mine, because we all knew how special these things were to FSS. During photos, we placed her things on the steps of the alter where a spotlight hit best and he sat next them for pictures. It was beautiful and tugged at our heart strings.

Maybe you can have a shirt, jacket, or other belonging of your dad’s and a picture of him visible for the ceremony and/or play your dad’s favorite song or dessert at the reception.

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