(Closed) The missing best man?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

How sad…I’m so sorry for your loss! 

Can you honor him in some way maybe in the program and saying a little something at the service before a reading? Calling him your “honorary” best man who has the best seat in the house or something?

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have not dealt with this, but I would suggest not making a huge deal out of it since this is your wedding, not a funeral. I apologize if that sounds hearltess, but please know I do not mean it that way. It sickens me to think that your Fiance has to go through the most important day of his life without his best friend. My heart goes out to both of you.

I am tying my grandma’s wedding ring to my bouquet as a rememberance. I’ve heard of people leaving an empty chair with a rose or something on it. That may be a thought? If all of the groomsmen knew him maybe you can get those pocket scaves ( I don’t know what they are called) with his name on them?

Sorry if those aren’t quite what you are looking for, but they are the only thing I can think of. I like PP’s idea too. He does indeed have the best seat in the house 🙂

Post # 6
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Helper bee

PPs’ ideas are all great. Perhaps the groom or another friend could say something during the toasts/speeches about how good a friend he was to you and how supportive he was to your Fiance, so that it’s a respectful tribute instead of something too funereal? What about a moment of silence during the toasts? 

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