(Closed) A good way to incorporate passed grandparents into the ceremony and reception

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
2583 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I found an antique brooch locket pin and put a picture of my grandmother and a picture of FI’s uncle in it. It will be pinned on to my bouquet.

We’ll also have a bunch of relatives wedding pictures on a table, with a tealight under anyone who is no longer with us.

There are many things you can do – be creative – but just be mindful of the balance between honoring someone and making it too somber for a wedding.

Post # 5
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I am glad you posted this. My grandmother had passed away a few weeks ago, and I was trying to figure out something as well. Mine is a little tricky as I am having a destination wedding. I like the brooch idea that is very nice. I already picked my colors for the wedding (blue) and my grandmas favorite color was purple, so maybe I will try throwing a couple purple flowers in my bouquet? Not sure if it works too well.

Post # 7
598 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

 My SO has a brother that passed before he was born, all our grandparetns have passed. I am having two of my special aunts light a memorial candle for all our loved ones who can’t be there during the ceremony.  They will walk down first adn light the candle.  Also on the table with the candle I will have pictures of the ones that have passed as wel.  Our mothers will then light the unity candles from the memorial candle.  Both a literal and figurative passing of the torch so to speak.

Post # 9
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I always like an In Loving Memory section in a program too, where you can say something about the people who couldn’t be there with you on your special day

Post # 10
12 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

I second StaceVBee’s suggestion about the In Loving Memory section in a program, I’m doing that for my own family members who are no longer here. I’ve lost three of my four grandparents in the last three years. In addition to the program I have bought my cake topper with the small inheritance that they left me, and made a sign explaining it’s significance (nothing too sombre, just a photo of them and a note saying how glad we are that they can still be a part of our special day). This way, I get a keepsake for after the wedding that reminds me of them as well. Finally, for my “something old”, my aunt gave me one of my grandmother’s handkercheif’s to pin to the inside hem of my dress. It means a lot to me to have this close to me on the day.

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