(Closed) How do you word?

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

If you list the parents in the program, you could list your parents as such:

Grooms’ Parents.
Mr. & Mrs. Groom Lastname

Bride’s Parents.
Mr. & the late Mrs. Bride Lastname.

Of course, that’s only if your dad hasn’t remarried / is in the picture.

You could put something at the end:

This ceremony in loving memory / honor of Mrs. Bridemom Lastname.

Post # 4
26 posts
  • Wedding: July 2009

I had the same situation when creating my wedding program, my mom passed away also.  Since then my father has re-married so I listed my step mom with the bride’s parents.  I did not put the "late" because it felt to morbid to me.  Instead what I did at the end of the program I put "please keep in your thoughts and prayers those friends and family members who could not be here today"  I then got a candle engraved with my mom’s name saying forever in our hearts that will burn next to us while we get married.  Also in lieu of favors we made bookmarks for all the guests and on the bookmark it has a picture of my mom and explains that we decided to make a donation to the American Heart Association in her memory. 

I hope this helps 🙂

Post # 5
36 posts
  • Wedding: August 2009

My Future Father in Law passed away 10 years ago so we did something similar.  After the processional listing (just because that’s where it made sense for me to put this) I did a section called:

Here in Spirit

There are many people who are not able to attend this celebration with us today.  We know they are here in spirit.  We would especially like to remember Roy N_____ who passed away in November of 1999.  


(or something to that effect). 


You can also put a flower on a chair up front to honor your Mom, or light a candle in her honor.  I’m so sorry she can’t be physically with you on your wedding….but I’m sure she’ll be there.  



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