(Closed) A way to mention our mothers in the ceremony, who have both passed away

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Our officiant mentioned my grandmother in the ceremony because we were so close and I hated that she wasn’t able to be there to see me get married.  She mentioned that we wanted to take a moment to remember my grandmother and also explained that our recessional song was dedicated to her.  The officiant told us though that it’s generally better to mention it in the beginning so at the end it’s all happiness with being pronounced husband and wife.  I did tear up but I was able to hold it together better than I thought.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I saw a wedding where the celebrant mentioned that the uncle (who passed away) was here in spirit and the bride had a photo of the uncle on a chair as a means of saving a spot for him . The bride had a rose in her hand and placed the rose on the seat. I thought this was very sweet and people were moved by this.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@knight.keira: That is a lovely idea. My mom passed away recently, and I have been trying to think of a way to “bring her in” to the ceremony as well. Thanks for sharing.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I thougth about doing something like this for my mom, and ligth it during the ceremony…

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m so sorry for your loss.  I went to a wedding where the groom puchased a mother’s corsage in honor of his late mom.  He had the best man hold it during the ceremony and made a note of it in the program (precisely because he knew he’d lose it if his mom was mentioned aloud).  He also did donations to her charity of choice in lieu of favors.  A bride I knew had a bridesmaid’s bouquet made up for her late sister and placed it on the railing of her ceremony gazebo.  Perhaps you guys could have some floral/other physical representation of your moms with you during the ceremony?

I’m sure that whatever you guys come up with will be perfect for you and your families.

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