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Gift for FI - incorporate mother who passed away

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#1 Corie

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    Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:12 PM

    Hey Everyone,


    My FI and I are getting married this December in Jamaica. I'm trying to think of a gift that I can get him for the wedding day that will also symbolize as a way his mother is with us that day as she passed away when he was 5. His brother received from his wife on their wedding day a necklace locket with a picture of him and his mother. I wanted something personal like this but not the same. If anyone has any suggestions, I'm open to all! Thanks!

    #2 stella331

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      Posted 07 March 2012 - 01:47 PM

      I would love to hear suggestions also.  My fiance's mother passed away when he was a child.

      46 booked and counting!

      #3 Dominican Ally

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        Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:49 PM

        I am trying to think of ideas for something like this myself. My FI's mother passed away 2.5 years ago (just before I met him). I don't want something too emotional, as I don't want to upset him before the wedding, but would like some sort of nice little touch.


        I'm also thinking of incorporating her into the ceremony somehow. I was thinking of reserving a chair in the front row (next to the aisle) and having the FI place a single flower on the chair when he walks in. It would be a silent gesture that would mean something to him, and I thought it sounded sweet....


        I think he may also do a dance with my mom since we can't really do a mother/son dance...


        I feel so blessed to have both of my parents attending our wedding, but my heart goes out to my FI as I know that it's not going to be an easy day, since her presence will be missed.

        Can't wait to marry my best friend on April 11, 2013!

        49 Guests booked, and counting...

        #4 Smitten

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          Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:07 AM

          Both my mother and my FI's mother is no longer alive, so what I plan on doing is adding a picture charm of both mothers to my bouquet.  In addition to this, I plan to take a garment of my mother's and cut out a heart from it, and have it sewn inside my wedding dress.  This will allow me to have a part of her with me when I wed.  

          #5 Jessica4LUXE

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            Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:34 AM

            These are such nice ideas :) A few other things I've planned are to have a memorial candle or picture frame at the ceremony in their memory. One client of mine is taking a white lei of flowers and placing it in the ocean during the ceremony as a moment of remembrance for her mother. I've also had the empty chair at the ceremony with a single flower placed on it. Subtle but tasteful. One client of mine had a parent that passed away who looooved the Beatles, so they walked down the aisle to "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" which was super meaningful to them and their brothers. Such a nice way to remember those who can't be with you!

            #6 finleya

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              Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:19 AM

              I actually plan on incorporating my FI's grandmother's initials on the cufflinks I am having made for him. Something to sort of match the photo pendants I am putting on my bouquet.

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