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Best Man Passes Away

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#1 yumyum90

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    Posted 15 June 2010 - 04:29 PM

    Sadly, the best man unexpectantly passed away last week. Our wedding is next month and I want to find a way to honor him and don't know what to do. I told DH that we could leave the spot where he would have stood empty and sprinkle it with rose petals. DH suggested putting a poem or something on the program. I'm not sure what we should do. Any ideas?

    #2 tracy0716

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      Posted 15 June 2010 - 04:37 PM

      I'm really sorry to hear about your loss. I think it's very kind of you to want to honor him at your wedding. I've heard of people leaving an empty chair to symbolize a loved one not present. I also like your idea of the rose petals and your DH's idea about a poem or some recognition in the program. Whatever you choose to do I'm sure everyone will be thinking of him and know he is loved and missed....good luck.

      #3 Cindy*

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        Posted 15 June 2010 - 04:38 PM

        Oh I am so sorry to hear that. I am actually tearing up reading this. I think either of those ideas are good. I hope that your FI is okay.

        #4 AishaB

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          Posted 15 June 2010 - 04:39 PM

          First of all let me say how sad I am by that news for you and more so for his family. My prayers are with them. I think that both of your ideas are very good ideas. Maybe you can have someone read the poem as part of the ceremony stating that it is dedicated to him. I think that would be nice.

          I hope it all works out. So sorry for the loss.
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          #5 vlynnw

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            Posted 15 June 2010 - 04:56 PM

            That's sad, hope everyone is dealing with it ok, especially your FI. I think both ideas that you have would be a great way to honor him at your wedding.
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            #6 hockeymom97

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              Posted 15 June 2010 - 07:26 PM

              I'm really sorry to hear about your loss, especially so close to your big day. I think both ideas are great with the empty chair and then some type of poem or reading to acknowledge him as well.
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              #7 Hopelesslyblissful

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                Posted 15 June 2010 - 08:24 PM

                I am so sorry to hear about your loss! I hope your FI is ok. I think both ways sound like a beautiful way to honour him!
                Two years ago my FI's sister got married and their grandfather had passed away a week before her wedding. She put a picture of her grandfather, with a single rose and a candle on a chair for him and had a poem read aswell in his honour.

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                #8 starchild



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                  Posted 15 June 2010 - 09:02 PM

                  This is devastating, so sorry! I like the idea of leaving a spot for him and incorporating some sort of reading or song or moment of silence for him. It will be sad but I would want to do something to honor him. Hang in there :)

                  #9 Mischaka

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                    Posted 15 June 2010 - 09:10 PM

                    oh wow!!! I'm so sorry to hear!!! Both ideas sound great! You can actually do both. Anything that makes the FI feel comfortable. Hope it all works out fine.

                    #10 Tennyt1

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                      Posted 15 June 2010 - 09:51 PM

                      My condolences.

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