(Closed) Your favorite sentimental detail included in your ceremony/reception

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Post # 3
2359 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i don’t really have any.

I think just the fact that my dad is walking me down the aisle.


Post # 4
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My parents were not at my wedding (my dad died two years ago and my mother is too ill with Alzheimer’s to travel) , so my favorite ‘sentimental’ pieces were a cross my father had given me, tied to my bouquet, and a silver bracelet my mother gave me as a child. I was a little worried they would make me sad, but they didn’t, they were just sweet happy reminders of my wonderful parents on that happy day.

Post # 5
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

I wrote my own sermon and vows… and I don’t want the officiant to deviate from any of it. I am Bridezilla in only that one teeny tiny area! LOL

Post # 6
1289 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

For our ceremony we each wrote our own vows in little books and exchanged them! No pro pics yet, so these guest photos (pics of pics!) will have to do!

For the reception we had these details.  My Darling Husband reads to me every night and we have afternoon tea for every special occasion so we wanted to incorporate them into the reception!

These were little bookmarks that had the quote: “You could never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” -CS Lewis

Our seating cards were tea cups with the names hanging out like little tea bags!

Our table names where our favorite teas!

Post # 7
1734 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We displayed my grandmother’s wedding gown, a love letter from my other grandmother, and wedding day photos of all the grandparents at our reception. None of them were able to be there, whether due to age, dementia, or death. Showcasing those memories meant a lot to me, and our guests really enjoyed looking at these pieces of family history. The grandmother whose gown we displayed passed away a few months later, and friends who had never met her remembered her through the gown and the photo display — it made me SO GLAD we did this.


Post # 8
2488 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We are doing a foot washing ceremony and I am … dying to do it. Alot of people are against it but its going to be so special to us to make that commitment to take care of eachother and in such a strong way.


also starting in 5 days – for the 30 days leading up to the wedding I am going to write Fiance love letters in a little book and then give them to him with some bouidar pictures for his gift.


Post # 9
3886 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We had a lot of very personal touches during the ceremony; our officiant interviewed the Mr and me before she wrote the ceremony, and she used our answers to write something very personal and unique to us. So there’s about 3 dozen sentimental details right there πŸ™‚

We also did a wine box ritual, heavily modified.  It’s basically a time capsule where the Mr and I wrote love letters to each other on the day of the wedding, sealed them up without reading them, and put them in this gorgeous box with a special bottle of wine. We’ll open it on our 5th anniversary and read our letters and share the wine— already looking forward to it!  But we moved the ritual to the reception instead of the ceremony, as our ceremony was getting kind of long, and we had nice notecards printed up for all of our guests to write us letters, too.  We haven’t read those yet– saving those for the anniversary too– but some guests have told us they had a little too much fun with them!  We had some of our friends– a couple, married 38 years– present the sealed-up box to us and make a little speech/toast, which was absolutely beautiful.  Here’s our wine box!

Post # 10
11343 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@eimajleigh:  Ahhh! Your pics and decor are absolutely beautiful!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the table linens and the goldtone flatware! Your escort cards are utterly adorable! Wish I could have been one of your guests, haha!

@mrs_skydiver:  The most sentimental touches from our wedding probably were the songs and Scripture readings we selected and the amazing singers, musicians, and reader we asked to participate in our ceremony.  Both my then-FI/now-DH and I are strong Christians and were very involved in music ministry at our respective churches. I had asked my worship pastor and one of the worship leaders to sing two, very meaningful worship songs during our ceremony (“And Now My Lifesong Sings,” by Casting Crowns, and “We Fall Down,” by Chris Tomlin.) Another friend from my worship team accompanied them.  Also, I had a very special group of friends with whom I had attended a Bible study for a dozen years. Two of them are absolutely amazing singers, and we asked them to sing “Bless the Broken Road” and “When God Made You.”  Another dear friend from my Bible study who is a  radio personality, licensed ministers, and Christian speaker did Scripture readings that my then-FI/now-DH selected, and my then-FSIL sang “How Beautiful” while Darling Husband and I celebrated communion together for the first time as husband and wife.  It was all very moving! I am so glad all of this was captured on video! πŸ™‚

Post # 11
678 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Oh! I have several πŸ™‚


Our broom! We didn’t want to jump the broom but we did at our parent’s insistence. So glad we did. It makes us feel connected to everyone who did it before us πŸ™‚


Our vow books! I just think they’re super cute and I love that we have these awesome mementos forever πŸ™‚


Our ring box! I just love this πŸ™‚ It’s sentimental because I used to have tons of little boxes like this as a kid. I kept my “treasured keepsakes” in them. It felt right to have a box just like those for our rings πŸ™‚

Post # 12
34 posts
  • Wedding: November 2012

Fiance is my daughter’s step dad so at the wedding Fiance is giving each girl aged 6 & 4 a solid round gold bracelet with the wedding date enscribed on the inside of the bracelet and there is a part inthe service when he gives them the bracelet about this being the day we join as a family and the round bracelets are his symbol to them that his love for them has no ending like the bracelet.

Post # 13
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My favourite sentimental detail was the piece of Scottish heather my mum put into my bouquet and carrying a handkerchief owned by my great grandmother with me.

Post # 14
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I have a couple, my mom passed away and I had the gold locket that says “First Always Love J” that  my dad bought her for their first dating anniversary, it was tied into my bouquet. I wore my grandmother’s pearls, costume because that’s what she could afford. 

My family members that were in the wedding, and my brother’s and nephews, wore a piece of our Scottish Family plaid, something my grandfather would have worn.  After we said “I do” I slipped the extra piece tied in my bouquet into DH’s pocket… secretly.  He still hasn’t found it, he will when he wears that suit again!


Post # 15
33 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012


The Candles are from my godmothers wedding, but we did a key ceremony each one of our kids and my Hubby and I had a key to put on a master key ring, circles are never ending, it now hangs in our family room!

TThe first date my hubby and I went on was at an old theater showing Gone With the Wind, my favorite book and movie, I made flowers for the reception using pages from my old copy of this book!

My daughter (from hubby’s first marriage) was about to leave with her mom.  We do this thing will I ask her for a kiss, but prevent her from giving me one, while fake whining about why she wont kiss me, it always makes her giggle and is just a fun/bonding moment between us I love it was captured on

My oldest son walking me down

my younger son walking like a zombie through half the reception caused a lot of laughs

and last but not least the baby running down the aisle to get to her daddy

sorry I know that was a lot!!!

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