These are the saddest wedding items on Etsy: 12 wedding memorial ideas to make you sniffly

While we all want weddings to be all about joy and love, many of us know that wedding days can be colored by a tinge of sadness and grief for family, friends, and loved ones who have passed away and are unable to be with you on a day of celebration. 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. This entire post is maybe a little macabre, but grief is weird that way. Have your hankies at the ready…


Planning a wedding as a fatherless bride

Despite the joy and enthusiasm I felt about getting married, not having my dad there meant there was a shadow, which for me made wedding planning — especially some of the emotions and complexities — as if I were planning both a wedding and a funeral. Death and life. Beginnings and endings. Joy and grief. It was all wound up together in a giant ball of messy emotions.