Post # 1
I’m getting married in October this year. 5 years ago this August my fiance’s best friend (and also a good friend of mine) took his own life..
Is it appropriate to do something to honour him at the wedding? And does anyone have any suggestions as to what we could do?
Post # 3
I have heard of honoring parents and grandparents but not friends.
But if you do want to honor him
-lighting a candle at your ceremony
-mentioning some sweet words about him in the program
displaying his picture at the reception
Post # 4
I would put something in the program to honor him. You don’t want to do anything where you or your FI might get upset during the ceremony/reception.
Post # 5
I also haven’t heard of honouring a friend at the wedding but I don’t think that should stop you. If he/she was very important to you and your fiance, you can absolutely honour them on the day somehow.
We will be honouring some special people in our lives that passed before the wedding both in our speeches and with a couple floral arrangements with a little card.
Post # 6
@ Miss Cheeky: Exactly (about getting upset)
And I know it’s a little strange to honour a friend.. but thanks everyone for the suggestions!
Post # 7
Personally I don’t think tis strange at all to want to honour a loved one, be it family or friend. They are special to you and you are sad they aren’t there with you to celebrate your big day. I’d really like to honour my granny and my mums sister who both passed away 5 years ago during out wedding, but since I still get a little upset often when I think about how much I miss her I haven’t quite figured out how to do this yet.
Post # 8
My husband’s best friend passed away 9 months before our wedding, and he was supposed to be our best man. We did several things to honor him. For one thing, we had his mom do one of our readings. Our whole wedding meant alot to her since my husband is like a second son to her and her son didn’t marry. I also had a picture of him on my bouquet along with our grandmothers. And we displayed a picture of him on a table of our family pictures at the reception and put an engraved mug next to it, as that was the groomsman gift. We gave his dad the mug after the wedding.