Death in the Family
Posted 17 May 2010 - 04:44 PM
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to manage, or deal with this stress? My FI is staying here to take care of as much as possible, but I have to go and say goodbye to my aunt and be with my family. Even if it's just for a short time.
Posted 17 May 2010 - 05:00 PM
Posted 17 May 2010 - 08:30 PM
As for your wedding planning it wonderful that your FI is so supportive during this time to continue on with the planning. I don't have any advice on how to deal with this during this time, but I can say strength always comes at times you don't think you can function.
I wish I was close enough to help you with the planning. Take care.
Posted 17 May 2010 - 10:04 PM
Posted 17 May 2010 - 10:10 PM
Most importantly, breath and take some time for yourself anytime you get it. It is going to be rough, you are going to be tired and you are going to be stressed. But to lessen all of that just remember to keep breathing, stop and enjoy a moment or two and just like you take each step one in front of another, one at a time, that is how you handle things that will be faced with in the next fews days.
I hope this helps. Good luck! Sorry about your aunt.
Posted 17 May 2010 - 10:14 PM
Take all the time you need to grieve and remember that she loves you and is very proud of you. She will be watching your wedding and smiling.
As for planning, everyone is different. Personally, the little details wouldn't matter to me as much (place cards, decorations, etc). These destination weddings are truly beautiful in their own way with all the vibrant greens of the grass and trees, and the bright blue sky, and colourful flowers.
I say make up your packing list and leave it at that. Family is really all that matters, and as long as you have your friends and family there with you, the little minor things won't matter.
Someone said to me "will this matter in 5 years from now?" If the answer is no, then don't worry about it.
One thing I'm really happy I did was have a charm with my grandmothers picture on it, tied to my bouquet. Others simply have a photo of their loved ones on a table or on a chair at the wedding.
Check out this thread for other ways to pay tribute to your Aunt.
Take care Lisa and enjoy every moment of your wedding week vacation!
http://www.michaelsteingard.comMichael and Phil Steingard are located in Ontario, but travel to Punta Cana quite often during the year. There is a good chance they will be down already during your wedding week, so this will cut travel costs
Posted 18 May 2010 - 04:57 AM
I'm sure your aunt will be looking down on you on your special day.
Posted 22 May 2010 - 10:31 AM
We leave in less than 24 hours! Back to the grindstone.
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