Post # 1
I was wondering what other peoples ideas were for doing this? I recently went to my cousins wedding who lost their mother to cancer a few years ago. They had my aunt who is their now stepmom, carry a small bouquet of flowers and a balloon down the aisle then had a empty seat they put that on with a candle up front for her. They were really close to their mom tho. My dad passed away a few years ago. we didnt have a great relationship towards the end of his life but I still feel as my dad he should have some kind of memorial. But as we werent that close towards the end and a lot of issues through his life I dont want to do a really big thing. Plus by the time we have the wedding he’ll be gone for like 7 years so not like its a really recent death. So what I’m planning is having a corsage of white flowers with a small picture of him attached to it. ill just have it sitting out on the table by the guest book by the other pictures of us.
Heres my memorial I made for my dad.
Post # 3
What you did looks great. I’ve seen anything from a candle in the front to a vase with a rose for each person they were honoring. Simple, elegant and a nice tribute. Great way to remember him.
Post # 4
@jbbs1222: I love that! It’s subtle, beautiful and very touching. I will start recommending this to people! I’m sure that by now everyone has seen the story of my cousin who made the creepy cardboard cutout of her recently deceased father and made it a part of the ceremony/reception :/
Post # 5
My FI’s mom passed away last year, and we have lost some grandparents/great-grandparents over the years. we aren’t doing a unity candle during our ceremony so we are using that set up as a memorial candle. after my dad walks me down the aisle, my FI and i will be going up to the alter, lighting the memorial candle together, and our pastor will be saying something short about what it is we are doing, then we will proceed with the ceremony.
Post # 6
my father passed away a couple of years ago, and i had planned to do a special dessert for him. he used to make my sisters and i eat these GHASTLY prunes marinated in rum and he and i shared a SERIOUS sweet tooth, so i have created a recipe for prune pudding with a rum caramel sauce to be one of the options for dessert at the reception. only people who knew him would make the connection, others would just have a delicious dessert.
Post # 7
Im going to be having small pictures of the ones who past that my FI and I would have wanted to be at our wedding with up(my mother, aunt and grandpa, and his great grandmother) on my bouquet. Here is a picture of what Im going to be doing
Sorry for such a big picture I don’t know how to make it smaller
Post # 8
@jbbs1222: I carried my parents wedding bands tied to my bouquet. It was very meaningful private way for me to have my mom there with us. Also my dad didn’t “give me away” but we included wording that asked our parents for their support so as part of that the officiant said “Dad’s name, you and Mom’s Name raised Bride…” We didn’t do a monent of silence or anything to remember those who couldn’t be with us, but we did include the Irish Blessing in the ceremony because it was special to my mom.
Post # 9
@futuremrscummings: I love this! It’s the most original tribute I’ve ever heard of and seems so appropriate and personal, and really fun.