Looking for some ideas on how to honor deceased father at wedding.

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@ChantelleC90:  we were thinking of having framed photos on a memorial chair at ceremony 

( my gran… His dad) just people who would of been there but sadly passed. I saw on pintrest

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@ChantelleC90:  we put a framed picture of DH’s mom on the seat he would have sat at during the ceremony. We also had a memorial table for her.

 

 

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@ChantelleC90:  I had photo charms hanging from my bouquet. My dads in the middle and my grandpas on the side. I picked pictures of them in tuxes so it was like they were dressed up and there for my wedding. I also had the song played that we would have danced to in memory of him. It was hard but memorable.

 

 

 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Beasha I plan to do the same!  It will be difficult to celebrate that day without such an important person but I really like the idea of wrapping them into the event in some way.  The charms on the bouquet was my favorite because it is like he is walking down the aisle with you and it’s personal.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@ChantelleC90:  I’m probably going to do something like @Beasha:  with the charms on the bouquet. I also may do a candle or something but my ceremony is outside so it would probably blow out. But I do like the idea of my dad walking down the aisle with me on my bouquet.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Shantly07:  

@taraelisabeth:  

It was a great feeling like they were walking down with me. I walked myself down the aisle but I certainly did not feel alone :).

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We did the charms also.  Got them from a great vendor on Etsy.  Three of our four parents have passed but since we eloped we included all 4 parents on the charms.  It was our way of having them all there with us.  We also had them mentioned in our ceremony.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@ChantelleC90:  I sent this to my friend who got married last week… I think the sentiment behind him still being able to walk his little girl down the aisle is so sweet. I suppose the locket could go anywhere though. I also will be doing a heart cutout of another family members favorite shirt (a pretty blue color) and having it sewn on the interior of my dress for my “something blue”.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@OctBride-2012:  What did they say about them during the ceremony. I’d like to add something about my dad but not sure what to add. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I made a tree of rememberance and had it next to the guest book. I kept it a surprise from almost everybody. My dad apparently teared up (well, he was crying all day anyway) when he saw my grandparents and uncle there, and this year we lost two close family friends who were like grandparents to me also, their son lost it when he saw the tree as well. I would have kept it from DH but I needed photos of his parents, and I knew he would catch me trying to sneak around.

Now the wedding is over it has pride of place in our living room, and I think that’s what I like best about it.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@taraelisabeth:  I worked with our celebrant to add a “family remembrance” portion to the ceremony.  Here is what she said:

 

At this time lett us pause for a moment to honor family members who are unable to be here today; bride’s mother, name, and those who have passed on:  bride’s father, name, and groom’s parents, name and name.  Two couples that celebrated over 90 years of marriage between them.  Though you are unable to be physically witness this union you will always live in bride’s and grooms’ hearts.  They knwo you are her ein spirit, sharing the joy on this special and sacred day.  We honor and welcome you.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@taraelisabeth:  Smile  That was an emotional part of the ceremony even though it was only my Fi and me there but I wanted them included somehow. 

 

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