Honoring deceased relatives at wedding

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
3643 posts
Sugar bee

Nope. Too morbid. Don’t be surprised if guests take the opportunity to leave the room.  

Post # 3
544 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I don’t think that’s entirely appropriate especially if it’s going to last 15 minutes.  That’s a long time.    I would find some other way to honour your loved ones. Could you wear a locket or have a locket wrapped around your bouquet to have them close to you for your wedding? Or something like that? i am plan on doing something along those lines to have my deceased father a part of my wedding. 🙂

Post # 4
7019 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Tk7270:  First, what do you mean by the “secondline band”? Is this part of the ceremony? Part of the reception?

Second, while I like slideshows, 15 minutes is too long for *any* slideshow (unless it’s in a corner where people don’t have to watch it). The maximum length for a slideshow, even a happy one, I think should be about 1 song, about 5 minutes. Even for a happy slideshow any more is too much.

As for whether to do it at all, it’s hard to know without knowing the circumstances. If e.g. it was someone who died young, expect a lot of tears.

Post # 5
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Not appropriate.

Post # 7
2649 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Tk7270:  I think it would feel like a memorial service and not like a wedding.

Post # 8
2876 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

Definetly not appropriate for a wedding!!! 


Post # 9
44 posts

Maybe you could do a quick toast & mention all of their names. Then move on 🙂 

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