Post # 1
My FI and I want to do some kind of group memorial at our reception for loved ones no longer with us. Unfortunately, we have a lot of people on that list (all grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends gone too soon) and individual ones could get expensive. Any ideas?
We thought of candles, but the reception’s outside midafternoon, so they would be kind of out of place. I’m also not really crazy about photo charms and doubt he’d want to carry any either. Thanks. I’m kind of stuck.
Post # 3
@Damselfly: What about an empty chair with a flower arrangement. One of each side of the aisle to represent all those who could not be there.
You could also have a photo table (even with your guest book or other things) with pictures of those gone too soon.
You could use wedding photos for those who had them, and photos with you or your FI for those who don’t.
Post # 4
I like the idea of a photo table but I know there are some people we won’t have pix of at all 🙁 I may try to get that by the FI though.
Post # 5
What about a helium ballon for each person? You could hang them singly in a line or group them together . Place them above a table where you have a simple card that says” We remember” and their names.
You could also use a poem instead of the “we remember”
Here’s a recent post with wording to honor those who have passed.