Post # 1
Since I was a little girl I have always envisioned getting married on my Grandfathers farm. Once my Fiance and I were officially engaged we started planning, and got my Grandfathers approval. Shortly after this he was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer and just passed away last month. I know he wanted me to get married here, so I am not changing the location but I want a way to honor him and have him be a part of the wedding. He means so much to me, I was going to ask hi to give me away. Additionally, I lost my biological father to cancer shortly after I was born and my step father only three years ago to cancer as well, and have been trying to find a way to honor them as well as my Grandfather.
I do not want pictures or empty seats because I know the second I see them them I, as well as the majority of my family, will break down. I was going to wear a locket with my Father & Step Fathers pictures..but now would want a photo of my Grandfather as well and have yet to find a locket with 3 slots. I’ve seen a bride cut out a section of a loved ones blue shirt and embroider it to the back of her gown and loved this idea, but don’t have shirts from my step Father or Father that I could use and feel wrong only having one of my Grandfathers.
Does anyone have any ideas? I would really appreciate it. My Grandfather was like a father to me when I was growing up. I can’t imagine this without him.
Post # 3
I had bouquet charms for 3 of my grandparents that have passed away. I got them from etsy. http://www.etsy.com/shop/AristoCrafty
Post # 4
First, I’m sorry for your losses.
I was very close to my grandfather and even though it’s 10 years since he passed away, I want him to be part of our wedding. Grandma gave me his wedding band 6 years ago, so I’ll carry it on a chain around my neck. I will also mentioning him in my speech. I’ve been thinking of other ways to honour him, and was thinking that I would want to make a donation towards cancer research. You could perhaps place a card on each table saying that you’re making a donation instead of giving the guests a favour. I know I would find that very touching myself and a much better way to use the money.
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Sorry for your loss.
I love the picture idea on the flowers. Also have you thought about incoperating a flower into the wedding that has meaning to the both of you? My grandfather always wore red.
What is one thing that he loved, or the two of you shared that you can somehow tie into the wedding.
Post # 7
Thanks so much for mentioning the shirt thing. I was looking for a way to honour my father and I hope this can be one way.
Post # 8
@baer-necessities: something i saw on pinterest. have a photo locket of your father and grandfather on yoru shoes so they can still ‘walk’ you down the aisle, have the photographer capture a photo of it
Post # 9
I am incorporating a red rosé into my bouquet in his honour. He also gave me a locket right before he died that I am putting on the stem part of it. I love the shirt idea!