Challenging “normal” wedding planning when I lost my mother while engaged
I considered myself to be an “ordinary bride,” that is until my mother died, and then I discovered that the definition of normalcy is what you deem appropriate, especially when it comes to wedding planning.
Memorial plants are a botanical way to remember your loved ones
Crystal and Kalem wanted to make sure their departed loved ones were remembered in a sweet way at their ceremony. While some couples choose to honor loved ones with candles, portraits, lockets, or bouquet charms, we love this idea of memorial plants.
“Will we need a corsage for your grandmother?” Grief and wedding planning
Those who have lost someone — and that is nearly all of us — can tell you that grief, rather than subsiding, simply assumes the traits of water molecules. Over an amount of time, never predictable, it changes shape from a solid pain to a fluid, familiar ache, an ache which leaves room for joy, for the ability to page through love-worn photo albums, for gratitude at ever having known and loved the person at all.
Wear a loved one’s handwriting with this wedding memorial ring
If you’ve lost a loved on before your wedding, you might know a little about wanting to remember them in some way at your wedding. I spied these sweet little memorial rings over on Etsy and loved the concept.
Dedicate your bouquet instead of tossing it
Would you want to dedicate your bouquet to a loved one’s memory instead of tossing it to your friends? You could just quietly leave your wedding bouquet in front of a loved one’s photo at your reception or save it to place on a grave or at a shrine.
The saddest wedding items on Etsy: 12 wedding memorial ideas to make you sniffly
Today I want to chop some onions at work and take a look at some of the saddest and most touching wedding memorial ideas I found on Etsy… including the custom silhouette candlestick shown above, which you could then light at your wedding. This entire post is maybe a little macabre, but grief is weird that way. Have your hankies at the ready.