Honoring a loved one at my wedding

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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6273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

sorry about your friend.

can you list her in the wedding program in memory of those who couldn’t be there.

i think it would be weird for your MOH to be a placeholder for a deceased friend who you would rather have as your MOH.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I agree with @ajillity81: that an appropriate way to honor your friend would be to include a note in the program, or perhaps to have her picture on a small table with others who are no longer with you whom you also may wish to honor (deceased grandparents, for example.)

I would  ask another friend to be your MOH, but I would not  ask her “to stand in place of” the other friend.

Post # 5
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681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I lost someone really close to me before the wedding; I ordered a bouquet charm from etsy with his picture on it, so that he’s at the front of the church with me, and walks me down the aisle.  Maybe that is an option? 

Or you could save a seat in the front row, with a little candle on it?

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Brielle:  +1 totally agree!

 

OP I had a bouquet charm with my grandmothers pic on it. You could do something like that and also include a note inthe program. Or possibly leave a seat open in the front row for her with a candle or a bouquet of flowers on the seat.

 

 

 

 

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@weddingbound:  Your bouquet charm is so beautiful! If I had heard of this idea before my own wedding, I definitely would have considered doing the same thing with my beloved grandmother’s photo! What a wonderful way to honor your grandmother and to keep her memory close on your wedding day, and what a special keepsake you now have!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am honoring a loved ones a number of ways at my wedding. My mom, and FI’s father and brother

1.) Charm on my bouquet and my sisters bouquet of my mom

2.) Mention in the program

3.) Candle with a poem with her picture on the memorial table along with FI’s dad and brother who also passed. Along with a corsage for her, and boutainneire’s for my FIL and BIL they would have wore if they were still with us…

4.) A rose in the seat they would have say if she were still alive

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Brielle:  This, exactly.  Well put.

 

So very sorry for the loss of your friend

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