Hi everyone! I’m asking for your advice on behalf of my cousin, who is getting married 12/2023. This is an unusual situation, and I might be long winded, so bear with me, and thanks in advance for your advice and reading!
So my great aunt, who is my cousin’s grandmother, has been battling lung cancer for several years now. Unfortunately the chemo is no longer an option, and she is not doing well. My cousin and her grandma are very close, and she originally wanted her to be the officiant at her wedding. When it became clear how ill she was last summer, my cousin was considering doing a mini ceremony in the backyard and just having her reception when she can, but this way her grandma was there to see her married. She ended up deciding against this because of other family members criticizing the idea. Recently her FFIL passed from COVID, and she has been regretting not doing the ceremony because now he won’t be able to see his son get married. So last weekend we had a big scare where my great aunt asked to see a priest because she didn’t think she was going to survive the weekend. Thankfully she did, but my cousin was able to confront the reality that her grandma is not going to be here much longer. Our time is limited, and while she is planning on getting married on her December 2023 date, she was considering doing something like a wedding blessing ceremony where the couple can get the blessing and advice from her grandma. The only trouble is we are brain storming ideas of what to say and do, and are coming up blank. It may seem like a weird thing to some, but we are living in a weird time, and she wants a video of it and those memories of sharing something special with her nana.
I want to ask if you folks have any ideas of what to do, and if you feel so inclined to share your own experiences, we would value that. Thanks for taking the time to read ❤️