Kristen
Master November 2020

Family in your wedding?

Kristen, on December 7, 2020 at 1:54 PM Posted in Family and Relationships 0 20
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Hello lovelies. Happy married or planning? I am curious how are you sharing your family in your wedding (living or deceased) in your ceremony. Something I did to honor my parents was a charm on my bouquet. What did or are you doing?

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Latest activity by Heather , on December 10, 2020 at 4:00 PM
  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
    Mrs. Spring ·
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    I opted out with having family participating or honoring anyone
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    My brother and his wife were not in my wedding party but i wanted to acknowledge them regardless. i had them walk in the processional too right before the parents did.

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  • Chrysta
    Master November 2022
    Chrysta ·
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    I will be having my father walk me down the aisle, and my mom will escort my fiancé down the aisle. FH’s parents will walk together. I only have one sibling, a brother. He and my sister-in-law will be walking down the aisle together before the wedding party. I will also I have a photo charm on my bouquet of my beloved pitbull fur child, Potter; who I lost to cancer 😭
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  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
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    My dad walked me down the aisle for my minimony and he will also walk me down for our big wedding. My sister is one of my MOH, my husbands 2 sisters are 2 of my bridesmaids. My oldest niece is a bridesmaid as well. My husband and I 2 year old, my stepson, and my nephew are ring bearers and my youngest niece is our flower girl.

    Both of our mothers and stepmothers will be in the processional.

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  • SHY
    Master January 2022
    SHY ·
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    My mom will be walking me down the aisle since my dad is no longer present in my life. Even though he isn't going to be there, I plan on having a blue heart made from one of his old shirts sewn into the inside of my dress close to my heart. He may not be the best dad now, but he was amazing and always there when I was growing up, so that's my way of honoring our relationship when it was at its' best.

    We're incorporating the Filipino traditions of the wedding chord and veil into our ceremony. These both require 2 sponsors each, so we're going to choose family members to be our sponsors for those.

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  • Belle
    VIP August 2022
    Belle ·
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    We’ll have an intimate 25th wedding renewal in Hawaiian beach. Our older son would be 24 at that point, and I chose him to walk me to dh. In 1998 I was 7 months pregnant with him when I walk down the chapel isle when we eloped, so I want him to “walk with me again”, but this time he is outside my womb 😜 Ds has been very helpful and very protective towards me. He is very close to me, like a best friend since we only have 18 years age difference. We share almost everything. I told him my concern about walking on the beach (beach ceremony) with my heels, and he spontaneously told me, “Arghhh, you and your heels. I will just carry you to papi. Problem solved” 🤣 I am not sure that’s what I want, but I’ll consider it 🤪
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  • Apryl
    Devoted March 2022
    Apryl ·
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    My mom will be walking me down the aisle. I plan on having a seat reserved for my dad who passed when I was in highschool and another seat for my FH's grandmother. My little sister will be my maid of honor. I may have younger cousins as ushers. The rest of my family members will be guests.
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  • Tina & Darren
    Devoted November 2021
    Tina & Darren ·
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    For my FH mother we're going to have a empty chair with her picture and a single rose
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  • Allie
    Super November 2021
    Allie ·
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    My dad is going to walk me down the aisle, my mom is going to walk in with her fiancé, my FH’s parents are going to walk in together. All part of the processional. My grandfather passed when I was 17 but we were extremely close so I’m trying to incorporate him into my bouquet, whether it’s via a picture charm or the bouquet charms in his birthstone color. My FH’s sister is his best woman. And I have a cousin in my bridal party that I’m close with. So we’ve got a lot of family being part of our ceremony!
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  • Kristen
    Master November 2020
    Kristen ·
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    Oooooh that is cute. I am sorry about losing your fur baby. That is heart breaking.

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  • Kristen
    Master November 2020
    Kristen ·
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    I think that is a nice way to honor your father and have him in spirit there. I like tying in your culture into the wedding. Smiley smile

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  • Kristen
    Master November 2020
    Kristen ·
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    I considered that but then I knew I would be crying down the aisle. I still think that is such a lovely tribute. Smiley smile

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  • Kristen
    Master November 2020
    Kristen ·
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    Awwww I think that is a touching way to involve your son. Hmmm could you do barefoot for the ceremony. Trust me...you do not want to face plant down the walk. I did not have a beach ceremony but going down stairs that were slim in 4 inch heels thank God I did not trip and fall down lol.

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  • Rebecca
    Master August 2019
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    My dad walked me down the aisle, FIL did one of the readings, and we had pictures of our deceased loved ones on a wall in the cocktail area.

    In addition, our wedding was themed around our passions, including our demented love of the Phillies (our baseball team), which we both come by genetically. (This is also a curse.) We numbered the tables based on our favorite player for each position in the history of the team. These were nods to our fathers and our grandparents, as well.

    I think we also put our parents' names on the programs?

    ...Oof, you'd think I would remember, it wasn't even 1 1/2 years ago!

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  • Talia
    Super October 2020
    Talia ·
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    My dad walked me down the aisle. My mom lit our unity candle along with my MIL. My sister was my MOH. My two cousins were my bridesmaids. My SIL was also a bridesmaid. My brother and husband's two brothers were groomsmen. My little cousin was my flower girl. My grandfather passed away 3 years ago and I had a charm for him. We also had a memorial table for our grandfathers, my mom's aunt & uncle who were like grandparents to me and my husband's grandparents on his mom's side.

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  • Belle
    VIP August 2022
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    I tried walking in my dress barefoot and it’s so hard because it’s hemmed with my heels height. I am thinking to switch to a wedge in limo and then walk on the beach, but I hate how wedges look like, and I still haven’t tried to walk with wedges on san yet 🤷🏻‍♀️ That’s why I am thinking to create a larger heel-protector.
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  • W-K
    Super October 2019
    W-K ·
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    I had a small wedding but have a lot of siblings so couldn't include everyone in the day. Corsages are an easy way to make people feel special though.

    -Dad walked me down the aisle

    -Mom and one sister sung during communion

    -Had a list of VIPs who received a corsage or boutonniere. So sisters, mom, dad, step mom, living grandma, officiant, officiant's wife.

    -My deceased grandmother's watch was pinned to my bouquet.

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  • Florida Marlins
    Expert October 2017
    Florida Marlins ·
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    We were 52 when we married and 1) I am against memorial tables at weddings to begin with and 2) even if we did, we would have had more pictures of deceased people than live guests, lol!!!

    My two sons were my attendants, my brother gave a toast. I wanted no mention of deceased people, we all know they are deceased, we had funerals, this is a HAPPY DAY!!!!!

    We had no aisle but I would have walked alone.

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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle ·
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    A majority of my blood family will not be invited due to their own own toxicity. My bff is like a younger sister to me and is my automatic choice for maid of honor but I have not made an official announcement to her yet. I'm leaning toward having a couple male cousins as ushers. Not having any outward displays of passed on relatives because we don't feel it's an appropriate time or place.


    Beyond that, I'm not sure yet.
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  • Heather
    Expert August 2020
    Heather ·
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    My grams walked me down the aisle, and my sister was my MOH, and my two cousins bridesmaid and bridesman. My nephew was also the ring bearer. Something very nice was that my SIL was our officiant and wrote our ceremony. It was beautiful. My MIL was involved in every aspect of the planning process, and it was wonderful and made us closer. My FIL just liked to sit back and enjoy all of our planning lol!!
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