A dear friend of mine just lost her mother from cancer. They knew the end was near and my friend, who was newly engaged, planned her wedding in about week just so her mom could be there. Then her mom died the day before the wedding. So so sad. My friend lives in Seattle, but her family and mine are all on the east coast, and thats where the wedding took place. I wasn't able to be there.
Anyway, I know my friend and her husband want to do some kind of wedding celebration with their friends when they return to Seattle. I really want to do something special for her. Any ideas? She didn't have a wedding shower or a bachelorette party, so I could help plan that. But she is a very outdoorsy type and not too girly. Or maybe we could just do something special together- need ideas- help!
BTW, she also did a lot to help me out with my wedding and basically planned my whole bachelorette weekend.
nectarine / 2521 posts
Maybe gather up a few friends and go someplace special for the weekend, such as a lake house? Swimming, bonfires and outdoorsy things that she might enjoy, and maybe you could have a small ceremony of lighting a lamp for her mom and releasing it on the water.
When my friends and I got married over the years, we always spent a weekend before the wedding at a beach house, and had a blast.
grapefruit / 4649 posts
I think a girls weekend with a shower element could be fun. Maybe make it a stock the bar type of thing if they would be into that and you hello break things in? Or you could do a stock the kitchen theme if they like to cook? I read a suggestion that Blue Apron runs a bit pricey for every day type meals but that it is perfect for cooking special meals in on vacation.
I think it is so sweet of you to do something for her. I think even people who aren't super into the whole girly let's plan a wedding thing still enjoy getting to celebrate a huge milestone in life with their loved ones and I am sure it will mean a lot to her to get to do that still.
pear / 1696 posts
@Tanjowen: @Cole: love those ideas! A special girls weekend would be really great. Releasing a light into the water sounds so nice. I do think it would be nice to do wedding shower gifts because the wedding was so much smaller then it would have normally been, so maybe there is stuff she still needs. Blue Apron on the trip is a great idea!
persimmon / 1316 posts
How heartbreaking I love the ideas above. I think that would be really fun and special.
pear / 1696 posts
@Mrs.Pinecone316: thanks, it really is an aweful situation and she is the nicest person (so was her mom) so I really want to put some thought and effort into it!