Post # 1
I never imagined that my dad wouldn’t be there to walk me down the isle and give me away. My father was the most wonderful man that ever lived and loved by all. Since I was 12 we were going to dance to “What a wonderful world” on my big day. He unexpectedly passesd away 2 years ago.
Everytime I think of how to honor and remember him I turn into a ball of tears, and like Scarlett would say “I’ll worry about that tomorrow”. Everything chokes me up with in seconds. Like now. lol
My brother is going to walk me down the isle and give me away. No bride really wants sad faces on their wedding day, but I need and want to honor my father beautifully and respectfully.
Laughter with tears is a sweet receipe but I can’t figure out how to cook it. Please let me know if you have any suggestions.
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Post # 3
Im sorry your dad passed away, and that you have to go through your wedding without him. I’ve been to a few other weddings where the Bride’s father has also passed away and either their mother or brother walk them down aisle which is great idea.
Could you honor him by maybe dancing to its a wonderful world with a brother, uncle, or grandpa at your reception or include it in your list of songs before you walk down the aisle? Maybe set out a wedding picture of your parents on their wedding day and his parents on theirs with the guest book table and you can pass it before heading down the aisle.
My other suggestion would be maybe find a hanke or small piece of one of his ties or something of his and hold it with your bouquet of flowers. Ive also seen where bride’s get that sewn to the inside of their dress as well( so only you can see it). You could pick his favorite color and include a single flower of that color in your bouquet.
Whatever you decide is up to you and Im sure you’ll find the perfect way to remember him.
Post # 4
First off I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. I lost my dad 7 years ago (I still can’t believe it has been that long). Like you I always visioned my dad walking me down the isle. I was very close to him and my mom. I have asked my mom to walk me down the isle but it is so important to me to honor my dad. What I have decided to do is buy a locket and put his picture in it (my best friend will be on the other to honor her as well) that way they are close to my heart, with me through out my entire day and in a way walking me down the isle. I’m also going to have a candle burning at the reception to represent love ones who have passed. I hope maybe this gives you a few ideas. Again I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I’m a big believer that even though they have crossed over that love ones will always watch over you and that they are with you on day’s.