(Closed) How to commemorate those who have passed

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Could your Fiance put a picture of his grandfather in his pocket?  


I’m wearing my grandmother’s wedding ring and my mom is dedicating our recessional to us in honor of my grandmother (one of her favorite singers/songs).

Post # 4
1315 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Could your Fiance maybe carry a pic of him, in his suit pocket or something? I’m just going with pics, candles and a nice bunch of flowers, for my mum and all the grannies.

Post # 5
20 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve thought about this a ton!  I’ll be honoring my mother and my (maternal) grandmother at our wedding in June.

For me – my family has always been very crafty/funky… so the normal candle/picture doesn’t seem right. 

So I got the idea to jazz up chairs.

I purchased two different looking chairs from garage sales.

And at some point, when I get a minute, before the wedding, I’m going to paint them each in their favorite color and add embellishments relating to both…

They will be placed in the front row along side the rest of my family and will also transition into the reception. 

Post # 6
62 posts
Worker bee

Dove releases, butterfly releases, and candle lightings are all good ways to remember a friend or family member who isn’t at your wedding. You can also play a song at your reception that they loved and dedicate it to them. Also, if they had a favorite poem, you can recite it at your ceremony. Another lovely idea would be that if you know what your grandparents wedding vows were, you could use them as your vows. You can also have a table at your ceremony or reception site that has pictures of you and your fiance, your grandparents at their wedding and your parents at theirs-sorta like a family wedding album.

Post # 7
438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You could do a bouquet memorial charm with a picture of your grandfather.  I’m planning on buying some from etsy and putting pictures of my grandparents in it.


For my Fiance to remember his dad and grandpa, I’m getting him cufflink lockets and putting a picture of his dad in one, and his grandpa in the other.  I’ve found them online somewhere, but for the life of me I can’t remember where.


Post # 8
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@ILuvDance17: I’ve never seen the cufflink idea.  that’s a great way for the Fiance to have them both with him during the entire time.  If you remember where you found them, can you let us know? thank you

Post # 11
21 posts

I love this question–I’m in the same boat and think it is so sweet that you are wanting to commemorate your grandfather. I love everyone’s ideas. I miss both my grandparents and know that they would be so proud of me:)

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