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#1 veryvalentine

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 10:40 AM

Hello lovely ladies,

 

I'm looking to get some advice and or ideas.  

 

Since my mother is no longer with us, I wanted to find a way to include her in this special day.  I have seen the idea where couples leave a chair empty and reserved for that special person.  I really like that idea.  Here's where it could be awkward though.  So my dad will be at the wedding with his new wife.  She's great and she's been very supportive for this wedding.  I don't know where to put the empty chair.  I don't want it to be awkward for her if she's sitting next to it.  the space is quite small where we are getting married so I don't know if that's the best option but it was one that I really liked.  I really don't want her to feel uncomfortable.  

 

Let me know what you ladies think! :) 

 

 



 
 
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#2 pjay

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 10:42 AM

First of all, I love the idea and I think that's such a beautiful way to honour your mother and her spirit on your special day.

It makes me all teary eyed just thinking about it. Is there anyone else who your mother was particularly close with? an Aunt or an Uncle maybe? Just a thought.


 

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#3 veryvalentine

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 10:48 AM

Ohhhh, I think that a few people from  her side will be attending.  Maybe I could have them sit near it.  I've seen some brides put that chair front and centre.  But I don't know if it's too much of a downer.  



 
 
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#4 pjay

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 10:51 AM

I think it would be really sweet if you put it beside someone she was very close to. It doesn't need to be a huge statement unless you'd like it to be, but it may be a really nice touch if you have that chair beside someone who was really close to her and maybe just have a sign that says "reserved__" :)


 

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#5 kellymiller

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 10:54 AM

I've seen people put a picture of their lost loved one on the empty chair. That way you would be able to see your mom's smiling face on your big day



#6 calgarybride2015

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 11:08 AM

I lost my mom 11 years ago. Hugs to you. I had considered putting her picture on the signing table but in the end got a bouquet charm and I had her picture in it (see attached). It's from etsy and a Canadian seller if you are interested.
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#7 pjay

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 11:13 AM

@calgarybride2015 That is beautiful! I love that picture by the way.


 

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#8 veryvalentine

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 11:20 AM

What a beautiful picture!  I like that idea too.  If my dad wasn't remarried I wouldn't think twice about the chair idea.  I will definitely be mentioning her in my speech.  I'm really trying to be accommodating.

 

@calgarybride2015  what does the charm attach to?  is it a clasp or a pin through the ribbon?

I could probably make one! :)



 
 
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#9 calgarybride2015

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 12:02 PM

What a beautiful picture! I like that idea too. If my dad wasn't remarried I wouldn't think twice about the chair idea. I will definitely be mentioning her in my speech. I'm really trying to be accommodating.

@calgarybride2015 what does the charm attach to? is it a clasp or a pin through the ribbon?
I could probably make one! :)


My dad is also remarried and HE mentioned my mom in his speech :) everyone knows who your mom is and that they once were married and I think it all should be fine. I talk about my mom to my step mom. She knew her :)

It's a clasp. I had scissors and just cut some of the ribbon to attach it. I could have also just attached it at the top of the ribbon without fully using the clasp if that makes sense. I can take a better pic later and show you.


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#10 veryvalentine

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 12:06 PM

That would be great!  I'd love to see it in more detail so that I can make myself one this weekend : )



 
 
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