(Closed) Honoring loved ones who have passed away

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

If you can’t do a photo, you can always mention your cousin in the program or light a candle.  That way you can still pay honor to your cousin but also not let it overshadow the joy of your wedding day.

Post # 4
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Wannabee

Hmm….  You could have his picture on a chair by your parents at the ceremony, perhaps with a memorial rose.  Or, you might consider having it on your table (the "head table") at the reception.  Another possibility would be to have a small table off to one side somewhere with his picture and maybe a candle.  Bridetobee2010 had really nice suggestions, too.  🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

We’re planning on having empty chairs for those who we hope are there in spirit, and placing a framed photograph and a little candle (maybe a flower) on the chair. =) We’ll also be having a moment in the ceremony when we acknowledge their passing and their spiritual presence.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

At a wedding that my parents went to last summer, the bride had a small table off to the side of the venue dedicated to her mother. There was a picture, some information, candles, and rose petals. Like a little shrine, I suppose.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Wow Jenniphyr, I love your idea of the empty chair with a picture and candle. That seems like it would be really beautiful and moving. I wish I could do something like that for my dad who passed away but I’m afraid my mom would have a breakdown… really, really cool idea though.

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