(Closed) Will your grandparents be at your wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My maternal grandfather died when I was 7, so he wasn’t there.  My paternal grandfather died in 2007, so he also just missed our wedding by a bit.  My maternal grandmother was there with bell’s on…that lady loves to get dressed up and she was so excited that day!  My paternal grandmother was there, but she has dementia so honestly she didn’t really even know she was at her granddaughter’s wedding.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

My fiance and I both only have 1 grandparent. My dad’s mom and his mom’s mom.  Both live overseas so we don’t know if they’re going to come over yet.  It will all depend on what their doctors say and how they feel about flying 10+ hours on a plane to come over.  I really with my mom’s parents were alive because they were the ones who I grew up with.  I wish they could be there because I know they’ll be sooooooo happy!  But on the flip side it’s ok I guess because we would have had to do the weddng a lot differently if there were more seniors there.  We probably would have been forced to have a chinese banquet (which we really really don’t want) HAHA

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Hopefully his maternal grandparents will be at our wedding….my grandparents will be watching from heaven…can’t write much more…tears…

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

My grandmother on my mom’s side is my only surviving grandparent. Sadly, I’m not sure if she’ll be able to make it. We’re having a destination wedding and my grandmother has a major fear of flying! Fortunately we’ll see all our relatives at the second reception we’ll be having a month later.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Not morbid but this does make me a bit sad. See I’m getting married in Puerto Rico and I know nothing of my PRican grandmother or her family that is there, she never approved of my mom, for her son and denied I existed, although I’m told of all my family I look most like her. I wonder if when I’m out and about there, if I’ll be secretly looking for her face in strangers?

My Japanese grandma and I have never been close, a cultural barrier I guess? My living grandad’s not in good enough shape to travel, I’m closest to him. So no grandparents there for me, but it’s always been that way so I’ll be ok.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think we’ll have at least one, his grandmother will be able to come. This was tough for Fiance and I as we each have elderly grandfathers who can’t travel, and they’re not local to us/ each other/ or the wedding. We pretty much knew we would have to leave someone out. My grandmother wants to come but I’m not sure she’ll make it.

My closest grandmother died when my Fiance and I had been dating about 3 months. She never got to meet him, but at least I got to tell her about him. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

My paternal grandmother will be the only grandparent attending. My maternal grandmother is still living, but has severe Alzheimers and won’t be able to attend. All of my fiance’s grandparents have passed. We are trying to make sure we do something to honor all of our grandparents…but I’m not really sure yet what that will be.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My maternal grandparents both died when I was a child, my paternal grandparents I’m not sure about. We have never been particularly close.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

i’m lucky in that both my maternal grandparents will be there.  My Paternal Grandmother will be at my wedding (it’s at her house) But sadly my grandfather passed away 11 years ago. I still miss him terribly and though i know he’ll be watching i still want to represent him in some way, so i’m planning on having Birds-of-Paradise (his favorite flower) as the focal flowers for the ceromony.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

my paternal grandmother will be the only one attending… both grandfathers passed when i was about 3. my maternal grandmother passed 5 years ago and i am most upset she will not be there because i was closer to her… we are honoring her at the wedding however.

both sets of Fiance grandparents will be there though. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

All of my grandparents have passes away along with my mom. On my FI’s side, all of his grandparents are gone except for one of his grandfathers. So we’ll have at least one grandparent represented!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception

My Hubby’s grandma was originally planning on coming to our wedding, but changed her mind. Not really sure why. His gramps refuses to fly, which I only found out 2 weeks ago. My grandmother is pretty bad shape for traveling. She can’t even walk up a stair without help, so a Destination Wedding was kind of out for her. :o(  I will make sure they see photos though. :o)

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

None of our grandparents will be there.    All of them passed away before they even met the significant other.  I’m really sad about it because I’m also the oldest of the grandkids in America.  But I know they’re really happy for us in heaven. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

All of my grandparents are deceased and never knew Fiance. Only one of my parents lived beyond my high school years. Fiance has three living grandparents and a step-grandfather. Step-grandfather is 100 and won’t be able to travel so his Dad’s mom is a no go also. His mom’s paents are planning on attending, health permitting, but they are both 90 and the wedding’s two hours away from their house. My 92 year-old great Aunt my beloved Grandma’s favorite sister is planning on coming, health permitting. This whole topic makes me sad.

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