Post # 1
My FI’s father was killed about 20 years ago. I know how sad he is that his dad isn’t going to be at his wedding and see him take this step in his life.
I’m wondering if any of you Bee’s have found creative ways to honor deceased loved ones at your wedding?
I saw on Pinterest and suggested to my mom a seat in the cermony with his picture in a frame on it but she was horrified and thought that was too morbid.
Any ideas for something light that would be special for him?
I’m thinking to surprise him with whatever it is.
Post # 3
Hm. My dad and grandpa have passed, so I was going to get frame charms from Hobby Lobby and stick them on my bouquet with pictures of them in them. Maybe you could do that for your Fiance and stick it on his bout?
Post # 4
My fiance’s father also passed away 20 years ago. Our florist has arrange for a large glass vase with a candle inside. She is going to have a note saying something about this candle burns in rememberance of ________. I thought it was a fantastic idea. My Fiance also wanted a quick mention to it, so we’re having the parent’s pledge their support then our officiant is going to say “there is a candle buring in rememberance of (FI Father) although he is unable to be here with us today, he is here in spirit and in our hearts. Short and sweet. hope that helps! 🙂
Post # 5
My FI’s father passed away 6 years ago now and had a similar thought. In the end we have a space in the program for “in rememberance of” 9since I’ve also lost my grandparents recently) as well as choosing music that his father loved for our ceremony. It helps that the church that we are getting married at was where his father was on the vestry.
Post # 6
We put a painting of my husband’s late father in the first row of chairs at our ceremony. It wasn’t morbid at all – all of our guests found it extremely touching. For the reception, we placed the painting on a table to the side with a small vase of flowers nearby. It was a nice way to honor him.