Which "In Memory" Verse for the memory table?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which verse do you like best for the memory table?
    1 : (10 votes)
    31 %
    2 : (19 votes)
    59 %
    3 : (3 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Do you actually need a verse? Only I’m not personally a fan of the ever-repeated combination of “near” and “dear” that seems inescapable with this type of rhyme and to be honest, it can make for a very morbid display. Would it not be enough to display the pictures of your loved ones with a simple one-line statement? 

    Post # 5
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    1662 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

    @hazyleyedbeauty:  I like the 2nd one.  I’m so surprised that everyone seems to think honoring lost loved ones at your wedding is a horrible idea.  I was slammed for wanting to do an “In Memory of” chair at the ceremony for my FI’s mom who passed away when he was 14.  I think their lives should be celebrated and you should have them there with you on your day!! 

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @hazyleyedbeauty:  I like #2 the best of those verses.  It’s not as “rhymy”.

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee

    I vote #1. 🙂 

    Post # 8
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    298 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @hazyleyedbeauty:  I’m doing the same in honor of my father who passed away… The poem I have selected is:

     

    We know you’re with us here today

    Your sprirt’s shining through

    Thank you for your gil of Love

    On this day we say, “I Do”

    Post # 9
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    298 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    *GIFT of love… not gil!

    Post # 10
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    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I would just put a frame with a quote that says, “In honour of those who could not be here”.

    Post # 11
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    454 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014 - Philadelphia, PA

    I voted for #1. I think it’s a really sweet idea!

    Post # 12
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    56 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Out of the three, I personally like #2 the best. However, if you have not already seen this one, I am using it on my programs for my dad:

    We thought of you with love today but that is nothing new
    We thought about you yesterday and days before that too
    We think of you in silence we often speak your name
    Now all we have is memories and your picture in a frame
    Your memory is our keepsake with which we’ll never part
    God has you in his keeping we have you in our hearts
    In Loving Memory of

    Good luck with everything 🙂

    Post # 14
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    189 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @Babyroni:  If you don’t mind I will steal this for our memory table at the reception — fi’s dad died this summer, my g’parents have passed along with my dad so I figure a table will make it easier than anything. I havent started programs so there may be NONE .. 

    Post # 15
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    56 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @MsDontRushME:  Not at all 🙂 Good luck with everything!

    Post # 16
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    595 posts
    Busy bee

    You might want to check out Miss (now Mrs.) Scooter’s post from 9/11/13, in which she discussed ways to honor her mother at the ceremony.  Some of them are very specific to an absent mother, but  there are some truly lovely thoughts in the comments.  I completely agree with you that a memorial of some sort is appropriate, and hope you find something that is meaningful to you and your FI.

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