Don't worry about shedding a few tears....I have been known to do that from time to time myself. I'll be doing something for the wedding and then all of a sudden think about how my Dad would like it and the next thing I know I need a tissue! haha. It always seems to be the little things that get me the most. Thank you for sharing your ideas....I really like the photo frame and candle idea...I may just have to steal it! I'm also doing the small frame in my bouquet....it's comforting to know they will be with us.
Originally Posted by amjohnson
I can relate to what you are saying. My mom passed away almost 4 years ago and although I will still get to do the Father/Daughter dance, planning my wedding and doing all the stuff you would normally do with your mom without her has been extremely tough. I get excited about wedding stuff then turn around and shed a few tears...lol...Good thing my Fiance understands, he lost his dad 16 years ago.
So regarding tributes, I thought I would share with you our ideas. I think Tori's friend's idea is very touching. I also had a friend recently get married and she had lost both of her parents. What they did is they had photos in nice frames on a table in front at the ceremony and reception, with a candle lit in front of each(votive). Then when it was time for a toast, they put a glass of champagne by each photo. We are planning on doing the photo idea at our ceremony. I have also seen others put a nice poem in a frame by the photos.
For speeches, I think we are both going to say a word of how his dad and my mom would have loved each of us...more of a funny tribute...with a few tears I am sure. I.e. My mom would have loved him as he is a clean freak like her.....
I am also going to carry a photo of my mom in a small frame tied to my bouquet...so she is with me:)
Anyhow, there are a few ideas. Did your dad like any funny or crazy songs? If you are comfortable playing one, you could all get up and dance like crazy in honour of him!!