Hive, I need your help. There was no question that we would honor my mother somehow in the ceremony. Oftentimes, my ideas crossed the line of memorial and went into shrine-like territory. For example, one idea that I had was to have a candle burning next to a margarita and a picture of her the WHOLE NIGHT! Typing that makes me feel really creepy. Mr. Scooter (bless his heart) had to bring it to my attention that we are planning our WEDDING not a memorial service for my mother. I know that had to be a tough conversation to plan to have with your grieving fiancée, but he did an excellent job on his presentation. Knowing my mother, she wouldn’t want this day to be about her.
So I am going to honor her a few ways during the ceremony and the reception. During the ceremony, we will have an empty seat open and will place a rose on it in her honor.
Image via Whatsyourgrief.com
Whatsyourgrief.com provided pretty neat options for those who wish to honor their loved ones who are no longer with us. I am also considering adding something symbolic to my floral arrangement.
During the cocktail hour we will have an AMAZING signature drink called the grapefruit margarita. I think that we will name it The Scooter. An ode to my wonderful support community **pointing at you** and to my mother! WOOT WOOOT…how awesome is that?!?
Here is where I get stuck…I want a passage to be read before they place a rose on my mother’s seat. It doesn’t have to be religious, but I would like it to be fitting for the occasion. Any suggestions? How did you honor your loved ones?
Can’t wait to hear from you!