(Closed) Need support. Dad has Parkinson's and can't be at my wedding…

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
5065 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m so sorry I don’t have any advice or know what to say.

Would you be able to visit your dad after the ceremony? My Future Brother-In-Law and Future Sister-In-Law did this when a family member could attend their wedding. (Gran had stroke)

I really wish you and your Fiance the most amazing day, You dad wouldn’t want you to have any guilt. It is natural to feel sad my Grandmother passed away a weeks before my first wedding. Try your hardest not to let the sadness overshadow your day it’s ok to lean on your new husband for support.

Lots of love xx

Post # 4
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Have someone record it, and your mom can take it back to him and play it for him.

Post # 5
1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Could someone do a video chat, like over Skype or facetime? Like an ipad or laptop with your dad, and an ipad or iphone recording at your ceremony? I can’t imagine how difficult this is.

Post # 6
1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Web cam or at the very least record it for him. My step dad is going through cancer treatments but the doctors where great at making it work into his treatment schedual (he got 5 days to come down and only had to take oral meds). I think it would be really nice if at the very least through the day someone could email pictures of whats going on… Im sure the home would be helpfull to organizing something like that for him.

Post # 7
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@hopefullbeee:  First off, I’m so sorry about your father.  Parkinson’s is such a horrible neurological disease.  Although he is immobile/without motor control and incontinent, is there a reason that he can not attend the ceremony?  Could your family hire a nurse for the day to care for him? Did he communicate that he did not want to be there?  ~  I love PP’s advice.  Skype, video, or e-mails would be a great way to help your day feel as if he were participating in your big day.  ~  I hope these questions don’t come across as disrespectful, I’m just curious… 

Post # 8
4159 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m so sorry your dad can’t be there on your big day.  I agree with some of the other girls, if you can have it recorded or webcamed somehow.  And it would be such a beautiful gesture if you were able to go see him right after the ceremony should location/time permit.

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