Post # 1
My grandfather passed away this past summer and I’d like to commemmorate him in some way on our wedding day.
My FI’s grandfather passed away many years ago but I’d of course like to remember him this day as well even though I didn’t ever get to know him (he passed away when Fiance was a kiddo).
Aside from memorial candles and picture frames at the reception, is there anyway to do this?
I wanted to get a little clip to put on my bouquet with a picture of my grandpa in it but then how would we commemmorate my FI’s grandfather because I’d feel weird putting him on my bouquet since I never got to meet him.
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
@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
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@ILuvDance17: Thank you, thank you, thank you! The locket for the bouquet was exactly what I was lookign for 😀
Post # 11
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:)