Post # 1
My FH and I are getting married on 9/22/13. My Mother passed away in May of this year, my Father passed in 2006 and my sister passed in 1999 when I was 13. I NEED to honor them in some significant way because they are STILL so much a part of everything I am, but I don’t know how. Also, all of my grandparents, as well as my FH’s paternal grandparents have passed. Should we honor them as well..and how? I don’t want it to be a sob-fest, but I want it to be known that my parents and sister are terribly missed and that they still have place in my wedding. We are having a Jewish ceremony so prayers and candle-lighting is a bit different.
Post # 3
You could have photographs of your loved ones in vintage frames and have them in your reception venue. I’ve seen many brides on the bee put photos in their bouquets.
Post # 4
@kstevens2: First of all, I’m sorry for your losses.
As for honouring your loved ones, could you perhaps dedicate a reading to them?
I will honour our loved ones by adding a line to the ceremony program saying something along the lines about them being there in our hearts. After the ceremony, FI and I will also head to the cemetery where I’ll place my bouquet on my grandpa’s grave. If you’re getting married close to where your family is resting, perhaps that’s something you might want to consider? I’m a little worried about it, as I know I’ll cry, but I’ve decided that the day is too important not to share it with him in some way.
Post # 5
I’m so sorry for your losses.
Both of my parents are deceased as well. FI has lost his grandparents. We will place a single red rose on a seat in the front row with a small sign to honor them. I am not sure of what the sign will state, but something like “In honour (or memory) of those who couldn’t be with us today.”
The red rose is mostly in honour of my mother, and many will know that (the red rose was her flower).
I’m affraid if there were a reading, I would lose it big time. I only want happy tears on that day.
Post # 6
@kstevens2: I am having a candle with a saying on it for our grandparents that have passed away. I’m thinking of putting it on the gift table or some where everyone can see it. Also we’re having the DJ play a song to remember them as well.
Post # 7
My father passed away in 2009. We are honouring him and other deceased relatives by displaying my fathers guitar and putting a sign on it listing all of their names.
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2013 - Genetti's in Dickson City, PA
My fi and I are having a plaque with candles to represent everyone. . .
You can find my “how to” post here:http://diy.weddingbee.com/topic/memorial-signcandles#axzz2VlsHZgeB