(Closed) Would this be a weird way to honor someone?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
6222 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

That would be sweet and not weird at all. Also, he was your father, so it doesn’t matter if he was married to your mother anymore or not.

Post # 4
951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t think that’s weird at all. You could put a framed photo of him on the seat as well.

Post # 5
8422 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think it sounds like a beautiful way to honor him!

Post # 6
3078 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

That is a great idea.  I love it!  My brother, mom, and brother’s long time girlfriend have all passed away and on my wedding day I had something tied into my bouquet for each one of them.  It made me feel so at peace on my wedding day knowing I had something representing each one of them there with me.

Post # 7
380 posts
Helper bee

@kmarie719:  I think putting a photo on the chair would be great! Or a sign perhaps? I watched an episode of four weddings and one of the brides released a singular balloon in honor of a loved on, the string had their name attached, it was beautiful!

Post # 8
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

This is sweet and not weird at all! I don’t think anyone who’s ever lost a loved one would think it was weird.

I will be honoring my grandmother & grandfather in a similiar way.

Post # 10
2301 posts
Buzzing bee

Not at all weird! In fact, during the Victorian Era photos were often taken with empty chairs to show that a loved one had passed!

I think its a great way to bring your father into the ceremony

Post # 11
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

no, not odd at all. Very considerate and a wonderful way to honor your father and your family. 

Post # 12
847 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

@kmarie719:  Don’t put a photo of him on the seat (that would look really weird) but an empty chair sounds like a really sweet way to remember him. 

Post # 13
4582 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve heard of this being done and I don’t think it’s weird at all.

I wanted to honor my grandfather, whom I was really close to growing up, so I made a memory charm with his photo and attached it to my bouquet.

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