My boyfriend and I have now lived together for over a year and a half, and have decided to get married (yay!)… But my dad and my older brother still don’t like him. Do I ask them to come to the wedding, or no?
Life continues to happen even as we plan weddings. Alysson and Adam’s circumstances led them to make a pretty huge choice. They decided to get married at Hackensack University Medical Center to be with Alysson’s ailing father. Photographer Stefanie Murphy had received an inquiry for a “last minute wedding ceremony” and soon realized that it was imperative that she take it.
I hope you’re wearing waterproof mascara for this one, y’all…
My partner’s mother was emotionally abusive for most of his life, but now they are trying to make amends, and very much wants to do a special mother-son dance. Problem is, all the other wedding websites recommend cheesy love songs. Any help for dance songs NOT about love?
Unless you raised yourselves (or were raised by wolves, which would be even better), you might have a parent figure of some kind to thank for helping you get to be the awesome human you are who gets to marry the awesome person who loves you for being the awesome person you are.
If this is the case, here are some fun ways to thank your parents before, after, or at your wedding…
For those who’d like to include the traditional walk down the aisle with a deeply loved parental figure but choke a bit on the whole concept of “giving away,” maybe all that’s required is some alternative thinking. This person has supported you and loved you, whomever they may be — how lovely to let them “hold you up” as you walk toward your partner.
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.