Post # 1
My grandparents on my father’s side and my maternal grandfather have passed, as have my FI’s grandparents on his mother’s side. We wanted to remember and pay tribute to them in a small way at our wedding.
Our wedding has a star theme and I came up with a quote I think would be great for this.
What do you think about having a small table with grandparents photos with my quote:
“The stars teach us something about ourselves–that if we shine bright in life, our light will be seen long after we’re gone.”
In memory of those whose light shines on…
Is that too corny or is it nice?
Post # 3
@Stargaze31: It’s beautiful! That’s a really nice way to honour those who are missing from your special day. I love it 🙂
Post # 6
I think that’s lovely. I love the words in the quote – very apt.
We had a memory table and before we went to the dance floor for our first dance our MC announced us to light our memory candle – which was in a crystal star shaped holder – maybe you could do that also? We lit it together and it stayed lit all night while everyone else was partying, and it really felt like our loved ones were there without being morbid..
Post # 8
@Stargaze31: I love the wording I don’t like the memory table idea.You could always note it in your programs.
While your heart is in the right place, some people might still be mourning.
Remember this is your wedding not a funeral. (didn’t mean to sound harsh), OUt of all the ideas in this link, I find the most approriate one to be the note in the programs as mentioned above or the flameless candle on the greeting table.
Post # 9
@Mcda04: it’s been over 10 years since any of them died, so I’m not worried about that. My sister did a table at her wedding 2 years ago and everyone thought it was great.
Post # 10
@Mcda04: I disagree. Ours was lovely and fitting for the occasion, we had a candlelit reception anyway so it was subtle.