(Closed) Getting married on my grandma’s anniversary. Need ideas to honor her!

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
1 posts
  • Wedding: February 2012


i am also getting married on my grandparents’ anniversary (64th!). i was raised by them and am lucky they are both still living, although in their 80’s.  my Maid/Matron of Honor suggested i have a small cake for them to cut either before or after we cut our cake. i liked that idea a lot. they were married very young and didn’t really have a wedding or cake to cut so this would be special for them. she also suggested having them dance to a special song, but my grandma has trouble walking and is in a wheelchair so i’mnot sure that will work.  

if anyone else has other ideas, i’d LOVE to hear them!! 

Post # 4
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

That mini cake cutting is an adorable idea! Do you know their first dance song? You could play that for your cake cutting. I was thinking that you could have a photo of them on their wedding day by the cake (since a lot of people will come to look at then) next to a photo from your e-pics if you did those. Also, instead of a bouquet toss, you could present it to her (or have a toss and still present her with a special bouquet). 

Post # 5
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

my grandparents are the longest married couple in both my fiances and my family so i made a bridal bouquest to give to my nana and i have thier wedding pictures displayed at the reception

Post # 6
1056 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You can give her a special boquet of flowers.  And have pictures of your grandfather at the ceremony with a candle.  We’re doing a special table for our grandparents as all of ours are gone.  So we’re taking all of their wedding photos and displaying it with “In Rememberance” Candle.

Post # 7
1056 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Good Luck!

Post # 8
477 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We are doing a table of family photos that features a mix of relatives who have passed away and wedding photos of our parents and close family.  

Perhaps you can do something like that for your grandma.  You can feature pictures from her wedding, when she and grandpa were younger, family portraits, photos of your parents’ wedding with your grandparents, pictures of you and your grandparents as a kid, cake cutting photos, etc.  I would put a little explanation letter in a frame as well, and if you have time, take a picture of you and your fiance with your grandma to add to the mix.  Perhaps you can also add a candle and light it in rememberance of your grandfather, and place a mini bouquet next to it to look “bridal.”

I would definitely give grandma a corsage or something special to wear, and perhaps you can wear something of your grandmothers on the wedding day, or wear your grandfather’s wedding ring on a chain, or have it attached to your bouquet handle.  And you can give a toast to your grandma and have everyone give her a round of applause.  

Another idea would be to incorporate their favorite food, dessert or drinks.  Maybe you can create signature cocktails and name them after your grandparents.  Maybe grandma really likes champagne – you can make a champagne cocktail and name it the “Alice” or whatever her name is.  And maybe grandpa really liked whiskey, so you serve an old fashioned with his favorite brand.  If they don’t drink, then serve their favorite pop, or candy bar, or maybe even their favorite meal!  I knew a couple who would get misty eyed every time someone mentioned chicken piccata bc they served it at their wedding 30 years ago!

Good luck!


Post # 9
1636 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Ideas I came up with (even before I read the posts)  I think this is soooo touching that you would love to honor and share your special day but technically you are sharing in a special day of her life as well.

Give your Grandmother a Boquet similar or exactly to the one she got married with, or perhaps a replica of yours.

Put up their wedding photos next to the guest book, or hang them in your reception venue (blown up)

Give your grandmother a heartfelt toast at the reception.

Ask her for something “borrowed”

Dance with her to her favorite song.

Light a candle in honor of your grandfather and place it by the guestbook, or if you are having a unity candle have her light both the candles… one for her, and one for your grandfather.

I’m in tears just thinking about this.  Your ceremony sounds so special.

Peace and Love.


Post # 11
311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

You could do the Anniversary dance (which is what I am doing in place of the bouquet toss) and use THEIR wedding song for it. I am getting married a day after my parents anniversary and that is what I am doing. I wanted to honor them as well. All of the ideas that have been thrown your way are great though!!

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