(Closed) Got Memorial Ideas??

posted 11 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i think chairs in the front row with a rose on them (where no one else can sit) are nice. we may do that for FI’s mom. unfortunately we’d have no one in the front row if we did that for each of our late grandparents 🙁

Post # 5
15 posts
  • Wedding: September 2000

We lit a candle at the very beginning of the ceremony for all the grandparents who weren’t there that day.  I lit a candle for my husband’s side, his lit candles for my side. 

Post # 6
6 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

My dad passed away a few years ago. My brother will be walking me down the aisle and he will carry the flag that was on my dad’s casket. When we make it to the altar, I will take the flag and place it on a seat in the front row. No words will be spoken but I know I will be crying like a baby.

I’ve also seen some awesome memorial candles on etsy, I plan on doing one of those for the reception. Just not sure where to put it yet

Post # 7
11 posts
  • Wedding: January 2011

There are several people that we want to memorialize at our event. We’re eloping and having a reception when we get back so I’m having a table at the reception with pictures of those who aren’t with us and put candles and such. I’m also going to put something like “Those we wish were here to celebrate with us…” in a frame on the table. I’m not really good with words so if anyone has a suggestion about what to say that would be great!! I hate that memorials are even a question when putting together a wedding, but it’s nice to know we aren’t alone.

Post # 8
94 posts
Worker bee

Many people do a memorial candle or framed photo with a flower.  One of the most touching ones I have seen was a young groom that walked to the front with a single pink rose and stood at a photo of his mom.  He kissed the rose and said mom I love you and placed the rose next to her photo.  It was at the front but off to the side but visible to all of us.  There wasn;t a dry eye.  In the program it included the Heavens Roses poem on the back with her photo and a note from him.  She had just recently passed away. 

The heaven’s roses poem is beautiful.

Another idea is to include a favorite flower or a photo locket in the bouquet.  Again you can mention the significance in the program. 

I do memorial candles if you need to see some.  I generally don’t do with photos because people are trying to honor more than one person.  You can add a photo if just the one person.

Here is a set with memorials that I just did a little bit ago.

The other one is a Heaven’s Roses one for a bride that lost her mother.  You can read it I think.  I wish I knew the author but it has been around for at least 10-12 years and I have never seen anyone credited with it.

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Post # 9
1939 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We are going to do a set memorial luminaires.  I also think if we have the space will will write a little thing in the program.  I think there are lots of wonderful people on etsy to work with on this or use something special that reminds you of her.  Maybe use her hankie on that day?


Post # 10
94 posts
Worker bee

Ohhh that reminds me.  You can pin the hankie under the bouquet or use to wrap the handle.  Thanks for the reminder

Post # 12
919 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

the candle made me cry…

Post # 13
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am going to have candles on the table with the place cards…because it is like saving their spot if they were still here. The candle holders will have some sort of message similar to the ones above


Post # 14
5983 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@wreathartist – Thank you for making our memorial candle AND unity candle!  They looked beautiful and were a very important part of our big day! 

Our memorial candle had the names of our beloved Grandparents who are no longer with us.  We had a special poem written on it as well. 


Post # 14
961 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

Thanks all, I have a small reception venue, so I realize the memorial table would be a bit much. However, I like the idea of having a frame, maybe with a short poem and the names of those we wish were with us. Then, we could have a small flower in front of it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Post # 15
21 posts
  • Wedding: April 2016

My grandmother who I was very close to passed away this year. So for our wedding, there will be a picture of her in the front row and after I walk down the aisle, I will be placing a small bouquet in front of it that will later go on her grave. I will also be having a brooch that was hers on the ribbon of my bouqet. We may be doing a memorial table at the reception too, to show everyone in our families who have passed. 

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