Post # 1
He has been sick for a yr and is now facing only weeks to live 🙁 I’m devastated, as he’s such a sweet, beautiful, friendly man. I had sent him a huge hamper of goodies when he first got sick (he cld still eat normally then), and flowers and balloons to the hospital when he got sick (I live OS so a long way away, otherwise I wld visit), but now I feel helpless 🙁
Of course, Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses – rightly so – is on the backburner and will stay there until a bit later b/c it’s not imp to me right now b/c of this.
I was thinking of having as wedding favors, a donation to the cancer assoc. (they give u placecards too), as also my Fiance had someone very close die of cancer.
Does anyone else have some nice advice for me what I could do to help? Or make him part of our wedding nxt yr (he wld have been invited :() or how I cld support her? She’s my best friend ever and feels like a sister, but I’m not sure if there’s anything else nice I cld do, so any nice suggestions wld be appreciated 🙂
Post # 3
I am so sorry……..and your friend is lucky to have such a sincere and true friend.
I have seen for example in Pinterest a lot of beautiful ways to honor those who are no longer with us, at the wedding. My husband lost his mother last March and it was terrible..she was the dearest woman, wife, mother, grandmother and we miss her everyday. To honor her on our day, i made a charm with her pic and attached it to my bouquet so she went with me along the way, the entire day. Family loved it and was really touched.
Can you be with your friend? Maybe take a few days and be with her? Is it possible??
Post # 4
I am so sorry that you and your Maid/Matron of Honor are going through this terrible time.
I agree with @rivendeler’s idea of a charm photo on your bouquet. I am actually doing that for three of my grandparents that I lost.
As another suggestion, one of my dear friends lost her college roommate to cancer the year of her wedding. They put together a small “memorial table” at the reception. It had a nice note in a frame with language about the individuals not being there in person but watching over them everyday. The table had framed photos of loved ones (the college roommate an uncle and grandparents) and they scattered tea candles. It was a beautiful tribute. Perhaps if he is the only one you are honoring you could ask your venue for a high top table. You could have a little note about your MOH’s father and a photo? I think that the favor idea is nice too.
Best wishes during this difficult time.