I'm a big planner. I'm also one that understands that things happen and plans have to change. In the year that I've been performing ceremonies I've come to learn something about planning weddings (though I'm no expert and will never claim to be).
There is a happy place for coordinating a wedding. A place where you have just enough stuff planned out and people to coordinate those plans, but not so much that if something unexpected happens, it throws the bride into bridezilla mode or to break down in tears.
I've seen the extremes and I've seen the happy place and of course everything in between. Here are my suggestions:
How many of you will have or had your dad walk you down the aisle? How many couldn't have that opportunity because of some extenuating circumstance?
Most of us had someone escort us down the aisle to our groom. Traditionally, it's our dad. Occasionally, it's our dad and step-dad. Sometimes it's another male family member or even mom or child or someone else significant in our life (I've even heard of ex-husbands filling the role!).
The video I'm sharing with you today is so beautiful. A dad dying of cancer with only months to live. Did not want to miss out on the opportunity to walk his two unmarried daughters down the aisle. And to finish the event off, renewed his vows with his wife.
I ask that you share this with everyone you know, especially those who may be in a similar situation.
I'm Rebecca, owner and clergy for True Hearts Weddings. I love performing weddings, I love my 4 children, and I love life.