Expert March 2020

Brides who have lost parents..

Desiree, on October 8, 2019 at 8:51 PM Posted in Planning 0 6
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Hello brides,

I recently lost my mother to Lung Cancer, it happened only 2 months before my engagement. My beautiful mother has not been with me through this whole process, which is honestly the only part of this that has truly been terrible. She lead a beautiful life though, and I plan on honoring her in every way possible. My question to the brides that have lost parents and/or anyone who was very important to them, what are you doing to honor your loved ones on your special day? Post any inspirational pictures of ideas you might have. Smiley smile


  • Amber
    Rockstar February 2020
    Amber ·
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    I’m so sorry for your loss. Aside from a memorial table that a lot of brides do for relatives that have passed, I love the idea of having a locket of some sort wrapped around your bouquet with your mothers photo in it.
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  • Susan
    Devoted May 2020
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    My mom has advanced dementia and won’t be with me. She is in a memory care unit 500 miles away and would be impossible to tend to. I plan to have an empty chair at the ceremony, decorated with flowers and a sign that says “Mom” or maybe her photo and will have her included in our program. My FH doesn’t want a memory table, so we are skipping that, but I hope to get a piece of her jewelry to tuck in my bouquet.
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  • MOB So Cal
    January 2019
    MOB So Cal ·
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    Daughter's beloved grandparents were in heaven for her wedding. We used fabric from grandma's dress to wrap her bouquet stems, so "grandma was holding her hand all day." I'm so sorry you've lost your dear mom.... Smiley heart

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  • Renee
    Super November 2020
    Renee ·
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    We're going to do a memory table, with pictures from those we've lost, grandparents-including my grandma who has severe dementia, my dad, a cousin I recently lost, etc. We'll have a sign with something sentimental on it, flower petals, and candles

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  • Krissyl
    Devoted October 2019
    Krissyl ·
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    Oh I'm so sorry about your loss Smiley sad For relatives my husband and me lost, I had bouquet charms with their picture wrapped around my bouquet. My husband lost his mom as a teen, so I also gave him a piece of her old jewelry to wear on his tux vest near his heart. His sisters helped me with that and he was so touched since I surprised him with it.
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  • Ashley
    Devoted August 2020
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    I'm so sorry for your loss. I recently lost my mom as well, so I understand how hard it is to not have your mom there for the planning process. To answer your question, we plan on having a memorial table, not only for my mom but for my grandparents and my fiance's grandparents as well. I plan on tying a small picture/locket with my mom's picture around my bouquet, I'll be wearing some of her jewelry, and having a piece of her wedding dress sewn into mine.

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