Post # 1
I was just listening to some music and this song I came across just made me think of all our loved ones that are no longer with us. It gave me the idea to just sometime during the party I want to make a speech about though this is a joyous occassion, this even more makes me realize and remember who is not here to celebrate this with us. Ive lost both my dad’s parents, my big daddy (mom’s stepdad), and my aunt punkin )who we lost on Jan 31st, 2009. I was with Fiance when he lost his aunt Lynn to cancer. I just thought I REALLY wanted to make a dedication to them but how do I do that without killing the happy wedding mood?
Post # 3
Honestly, I think any song in dedication will put a damper for a while. :-/ We’ve come up with this issue as well (we’ve lost a lot of very close loved ones and family friends recently).
Instead of a song, how about a small table with a candle for each or a larger candle and each of their photos in smaller frames with the lyrics of the song framed as well? It allows those who would like to stop and take a moment to have a place to do so, but doesn’t slow the mood of the day or confuse those who weren’t close enough to know who these loved ones were. You can always make a mention of the table in memory of your loved ones in the program or as brief mention in your prayer/speeches.
Post # 4
Oh that’s a great idea! I think I will do that instead. Thank you!!!