(Closed) remembrance table for our departed – til death do us part themed wedding

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

One of the things we did was to gather photos of our parents’ and grandparents’ weddings around our guestbook. Perhaps you could find ways to highlight the long marriages of some of your family members? 

I think the symbolism of the wedding ring would be especially important to your theme as well because of how the circle represents continuity and a lifelong commitment. I would decorate with circle and make nods to the wedding rings in decorations.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@AndysCraftsNmore:  Hmmm…part of me likes the idea, and I think it’s lovely that you’re going to far to honour the ones you’ve lost on your big day. But another part of me sort of thinks differently. 

 

There’s no easy way to say this (and I apologise if it sounds awful) but if I’d recently lost a loved one and I saw a frame with their picture in it that was all color coordinated at your reception, I think I’d sort of feel like their memory was an accessory in your wedding? Plus, seeing their photo at a ’til death do us part’ themed wedding might bring back the reality that I’d lost them forever on what should be a happy day. So given the theme and everything I just…don’t know about it.

 

I like the idea a PP suggested about having photos of your parents, grandparents, etc together as couples to symbolise long happy marriages. I think that would still tie in with your theme without any potential upset. 

I’ve also hard of brides having photos of their family who have passed away made into brooches and then hanging them from the ribbon on their bouquets. I think that’s a lovely and really personal way to honour your family. 

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