Honoring those who can't be present
Although I had the pleasure and honor to be walked down the aisle by my father for my previous marriage I want him here this time more than ever. My dad passed away in March 2010. My son will walk me down the aisle in place of my father which I am honored for him to do.
My FI's mother passed away 5 years ago. They were very close and he tells me she would have really liked me. This makes me feel wonderful knowing he thinks that.
I am looking for a way to honor them at our wedding. I thought about playing his favorite song and having my son or brother dance with me but after seeing the video of the bride who danced with the men in her life in honor of her father. I can't. I don't want to be crying like that and I would be.
Neworchid a fellow PW bride showed a photo of her father on her bouquet. How did you honor someone who was important in your life at your wedding? If you aren't married yet are you planning to honor someone and in what way?
I thought we would light a candle on a table with their photos at the entrance to our reception or maybe at our ceremony at the end of the aisle or off to one side. I wanted to have a photo of our parents married. Problem is his dad is remarried and my mother will be. Would this be rude to the current spouses to have a wedding photo of my mom and dad and his mom and dad?