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#1 tata2

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    Posted 26 June 2009 - 09:09 PM

    Hello ladies, I am worndering if anyone has any ideas on how to incorperate my grooms deceased parents. I want to pay tribe to them in some meaningful and special way. My groom has been getting more emotional the closer we get to the wedding and the more we talk about it.
    I wish they could be there and know they would be so proud of their son. I want to show him that I am too wishing they were there with us and in someway they can be.
    Any ideas would be great thanks!

    #2 sn0048

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      Posted 26 June 2009 - 09:21 PM

      We're doing a page in the program and leaving two empty seats in the front row in their honor but you should use something personal to your FH and his parents and incorporate it (i.e. favorite songs, flowers, personal items) into the ceremony or reception. I will be using orchids in my bouquet because that was my mom's favorite flower. Any recognition of them in a personal way will make the difference.

      #3 soon2bePowers

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        Posted 26 June 2009 - 09:43 PM

        My DH's mom bought a charm for each of her children when they were born. DH's oldest sister gave me his charm prior to leaving for Mexico. I attached the charm to my bouquet as a special way to include his mom in the ceremony. We also had 2 empty chairs with roses on them at the ceremony.

        I don't know if your FI has anyone close to him to dance with at the reception/dinner but my DH danced with his sister to a special song at dinner. There was not a dry eye anywhere to be found. The point was not to make everyone cry but it really meant a lot to DH's and his family.

        #4 A2Bride

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          Posted 28 June 2009 - 06:00 PM

          My best friend had a similar situation with her dad having passed a few months prior to her wedding. Her brother walked her down the aisle with her mom, leaving an open seat next to her mom with a rose on the seat. There was a picture of her father on the alter, prior to handing out the roses they both went up to the picture and took the roses from the vase next to it...it is something meaningful to her and her family...
          Not sure if that helped at all though...

          #5 JHarwood2Be

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            Posted 29 June 2009 - 12:19 AM

            My parents have been gone since 2005. I had a small framed picture of them on my bouquet. I had an additional white rose bouquet to represent my mom and a conch shell to represent my step father on a table at the ceremony and then I moved it over to the reception with a picture in a frame and a poem.
            I got it off the internet somewhere.

            If tears could build a stairway
            And memories were a lane
            We would walk right up to Heaven
            And bring you back again.
            No farewell words were spoken
            No time to say goodbye
            You were gone before we knew it
            And only God knows why.
            Our hearts still ache in sadness
            And secret tears still flow.
            What it meant to lose you
            No one will ever know.
            But now we know you want us
            To mourn for you no more,
            To remember all the happy times
            Life still has so much in store.
            Since you'll never be forgotten,
            We pledge to you today
            A cherished place within our heart
            Is where you'll always stay.
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