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#11 jwilson

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    Posted 11 June 2011 - 09:45 AM

    Awww... this is such a sweet gesture. you can also try to include them in your "people I thank" section of your OOT welcome kit/guide, if you're planning to have one.

    #12 jenniferkuhr

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      Posted 12 June 2011 - 07:22 PM

      This is an amazing idea, thank you for sharing something so personal and what must have been so hard for you and your family.  Ah!  The emotions!  How were you not a complete wreck on your special day?  Tears of joy, tears of sadness...its crazy!

      #13 MoBayBride2B

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        Posted 21 June 2011 - 05:25 AM

        Very touching, thank you for sharing.

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        #14 LandG

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          Posted 23 June 2011 - 09:16 AM

          I am in a similar situation. I lost my little brother (18) a couple months ago. I love him so much and want him to be part of my wedding but I don't know how to incorporate him without causing my parents to cry the whole time. But I want something more than a flower or a little picture.

          #15 luvmoo

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            Posted 28 June 2011 - 08:15 PM

            such a beautiful idea.. thanks for sharing that with us!

            #16 Tammy86

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              Posted 05 July 2011 - 12:55 AM

              Awwwww so sweet!

              #17 dominiqueamber

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                Posted 05 July 2011 - 04:25 PM

                This made me teary! I plan to ask my grandfather for a dress of my grandmothers while they're cleaning out the house to wrap my sister and my bouquets. Thanks for comming up with this and sharing!

                Originally Posted by amys325 

                My stepmother passed away 4 months before our wedding and I was racking my brain trying to come up with a good way to honor her at the wedding, but to not overdue it and hurt my mother's feelings. 


                She had already purchased her dress for the wedding (which happened to match our color scheme perfectly) and when my dad was cleaning out her closets and donated items, I asked him if I could have it.


                I took the dress to a drycleaner and had him cut strips of fabric and make them into ribbons (you can do this yourself if you can sew...I cannot).  Then I used that as the ribbon wrapped around my bouquet and my sister's (MOH) bouquet.  It turned out lovely and it really made my dad happy when I told him what I did.  It was a subtle, but nice way of honoring someone important who can't be there on your special day.


                Here is a picture of how it turned out:



                #18 blondi1029

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                  Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:07 AM

                  I went to a wedding where the brides aunt had passed away from pancreatic cancer and instead of giving out favors on each persons plate there was a letter with a purple ribon (color symbolic forpancreatic cancer) saying there was a donation given in honor of her aunt. I thought it better than any small favor you could have recieved.

                  #19 DiggityDawn

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                  Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:38 PM

                  We plan to use the sky lanterns (air lanterns) to honor those who have passed. We will have 9, for my FI's 4 grandparents, my 4 grandparents and my father who have all passed. 

                  #20 Barash

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                    Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:17 PM

                    Originally Posted by DiggityDawn 

                    We plan to use the sky lanterns (air lanterns) to honor those who have passed. We will have 9, for my FI's 4 grandparents, my 4 grandparents and my father who have all passed. 


                    Nice gesture and beautiful moment. I wanted to do something to mainly honor my mother who passed away a year ago (cancer). I think she was the one who wanted to see us having a ceremony the most! I had a blurry thought about sky lanterns, but it sounded to me like something complicated to bring with you on a weddingmoon. How do you arrange it on your side?

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