With save-the-dates covering my fridge, it is becoming hard to deny that wedding season is upon us. Though most people who think about weddings probably don't jump right to thinking about grief, most people who think about weddings probably don't write a grief blog. Lucky for you, around here just about anything makes us think about grief.
After a loss, no matter how many years have passed, significant life events are reminders that the person we have lost is not there with us. For our wedding, we may have always imagined that our mom would be there for wedding dress shopping, that our best friend would be our best man, or that our dad would walk us down the aisle. When that person isn't there, there absence is a deep and constant reminder of our pain. The most joyous of events become bittersweet.
We have written in the past about coping with weddings after a death, but our words of wisdom are scattered all over the blog. Think of today's post as one-stop-shopping for your wedding-after-a-death needs. Click on any of the images below to check out our tips, tricks, and creative ideas for remembering your loved one on your wedding day, and some tools for coping to boot. Whether you are the one getting married after a death or supporting someone who is, we hope some of our ideas will help.
Have some great ideas for remembering loved ones at a wedding or coping with grief during wedding season? Leave a comment to let us know!
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