Rachael O' Connor-Hollands
Rachael O' Connor-Hollands 3 Aug 2017

I lost my Dad very suddenly about 18 months ago and we were very close. I'm...

I lost my Dad very suddenly about 18 months ago and we were very close. I'm struggling with the wedding side of it like who's going to give me away (I thought maybe my brother who will be 11) and other things like the father-daughter dance. I get married in 5 and a half months and he passed before I was even engaged. Anybody else been in a similar situation? Or any ideas how I can incorporate him into my special day? I don't want the wedding to be about his death though so it doesn't have to be anything big.

Lynn Mitchell
Lynn Mitchell 3 Aug 2017


I have also lost my Dad and miss is dearly.. I'm going to have my Brother give me away. Also i am going to attached a chain with his picture to my Wedding bouquet, so that he will be with me all the way, Its going to be emotional but having him close means the world to me. Good luck with what ever you decide and have an amazing day xx

Naomi Chappel
Naomi Chappel 3 Aug 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. Having your brother gives you away sounds like a lovely idea. You can have a picture of your dad in your bouquet or in a locket on a necklace. You could also set a chair for him but that might be too big a thing? Good luck x

Jaki Green
Jaki Green 3 Aug 2017

So sorry for your loss.
I'm have a locket with my grandads picture in.
I've also seen people have chairs with poems on them for loved ones who can't be there and candles to light during the ceremony x

Donna Chiles
Donna Chiles 3 Aug 2017

Sorry to hear about yr dad. I lost my mom suddenly 3 years ago she would have loved to be involved in all the wedding planning I've had a really nice pic printed and mounted so that's going on a table at the venue with candles and a poem I wrote for her x

Alison Jarvis
Alison Jarvis 4 Aug 2017

I very sorry to hear that, you could have a small picture of him and add it to your bouquet will some nice ribbon so that he will be walking with you down the isle

Jayne Timmins
Jayne Timmins 5 Aug 2017

I would just not have the father daughter dance or you could have a brother sister dance? I lost my Mum a few years ago, what about having a framed photo of him or the two of you on a table along with a personalised remembrance candle?


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