Post # 1
I need help on ideas to honor my fiancee’s mom, she passed away when he was 21, and now he is 34, but he was a “momma’s boy” so to speak, which there is nothing wrong with that. But, I know he wishes she could be here to see the man he has grown into and share in his and I’s joy. With that being said I want to make sure I do something extra special to remember her(something more then a candle or flower). Any ideas?
Post # 16
In Oct. we attended a wedding where the bride had recently lost her grandfather. They reserved a special chair for him (different than the ceremony chairs…it was actually a chair he had made). it it they had put a framed picture of he and his wife on their wedding day, and a folded jacket of his that he always wore.
When I lost my great-uncle in December, Fiance said to me “we can reserve a chair for Uncle Savy at our wedding…we’ll put his picture on it”. So, that’s what we’ll do!
Post # 17
I’ve seen on a couple bridal pages where they do a special table with candles and prayer cards/frames and pictures of those who have passed, giving everyone a chance to stop and have a moment and such.
Post # 18
There are already a lot of sweet ideas. Is he close to another family member, who can make a speech on behalf/in memory of his mother? Perhaps you could also incorporate some of her stuff into your end, something borrow maybe? Like a piece of jewelry, or lace on her wedding dress as the wrapping on your bouquet, or her veil? You probably want to incorporate vintage pieces from your family already, but perhaps having a small something from her might make your Fiance feel special.
An idea for incorporating other loved ones could be making a brooch bouquet (assuming they had some) by borrowing pieces from family members that belonged to your loved ones who passed away. You could even start a tradition this way, and pass down the bouquet to other brides in your family who want to incorporate the deceased into their weddings.
Post # 19
In addition to what @Christina and Will has said, it is possible to make a donation to a charity in return for wedding favours such as a pin or broach? I have seen this done and is a nice touch as it shows guests that you are thinking about that person in all aspects of your wedding and also benifits your chosen charityx
Post # 20
- Wedding: August 2012 - Sunset Harbour
We’ll be doing a table with pictures of loves ones in wedding attire – or pictures from their own wedding day. I’m thinking of making up escort cards for them to place beside the pictures also.
Post # 21
Put a dedication in your program, Im of the less is more on this subject. I married a man whose mother died when he was 13 and having chosen to want to be his mammas boy forever, he could not get on with his life. No matter what I did. I even had his mother’s grave “brightened” cleaned, put in new stones around, weeded, planted flowers…I hope you will not have the same problem but doing a toast or anything else at the reception becomes a big downer. Its about you now, if he insists, he can make a toast at your Rehearsal Dinner. You are doing enough, truly.