(Closed) My mom just died…

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 17
3351 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Oh my gosh. I’m so sorry for your loss. 🙁

We are going to be leaving an empty chair for my brother who passed away unexpectedly in February. I’ll also have a little picture charm of him attached to my bouquet.

Post # 18
612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@laustin85:  I am so sorry for your loss. Its truly devastating.


My grandmother passed away last month so I know the feeling of the loss so close to the wedding.

I will be keeping a chair empty for her and placing her corsage on the plate there. She was already included in my florist quote and in my head count.


Again, So sorry for your loss!

Post # 19
1246 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand

I’m so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it can be to go through the planning part without your mom and honestly, that was the worst part. I lost my mom 3.5 years ago. I also placed a pendant with her photo in my bouquet and wore her necklace. Our officiant was supposed to start the ceremony by saying something like “we are thankful for those who are here to celebrate with us and remember those who unfortunately cannot be with us today, especially keeping in mind _________”, but someone it seems the instructions messed up and it was left out 🙁 

I’m not a fan charge chair idea. Not so much that it’s creepy, but for me, I needed to balance remembering and honoring her with my emotions. Had a day the empty chair, I would have stared at it all night and not been able to enjoy our wedding. 




Post # 20
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m so sorry for your loss.

My dad died a few months before my sister’s wedding.  She had a big framed photo of him at the reception, and I made reference to him in my Maid/Matron of Honor speech.  At my wedding, I had a photo of he and I in a locket on my bouquet, there was a short “in memorium” in the program (my sister said she did this too, but I didn’t get a program since I was in the wedding), and we had a small memorial table at the reception.  It just had a memorial vase from Oriental Trading Co (I put my bouquet in the vase after the ceremony), and a couple small photos.  My sister and I lit a small candle on the table together, and the photo of us doing that is pretty touching.  She also mentioned him during her Maid/Matron of Honor speech.

Post # 21
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m so very sorry for your loss. I’m not much help with your question but just wanted to say so.

Post # 22
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

So sorry for your loss! 

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