(Closed) Honor my deceased mother

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

We did a small shout-out to my grandfather and DH’s mom at our wedding. Honestly, our officiant just added in a little blurb in her intro portion of our ceremony that was something like “We have in our thoughts so-and-so and so-and-so, who are with us in spirit today.” I don’t remember the exact wording but it was short and sweet and to the point. We didn’t want to make a big fuss.

I will say that even that much was enough. My grandmother came up to me after our ceremony and hugged me and told me how touched she was that I remembered my grandpa on my wedding day (He was my mom’s step-dad, not my blood grandpa.)

She was your mother and your aunt’s sister. I doubt having something small to honor her is really going to make your aunt uncomfortable.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

You can add a small charm with her picture on it to your bouquet, leave a symbolic empty chair, light a memorial candle with her picture next to it on the guest book table, make donations to a charity in lieu of favors if she passed from a disease, or  write a small something in the program… there are a lot of options and you can make it as public or private as you like. My mother passed away a little less than two years ago so I’ve thought through all the options already. 

Post # 5
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780 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We plan to have a memory candle lit during the ceremony along with small pictures of our family (grandparents and FIs brother) who are deceased… 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m including small picture frames in my bouquet to honor my great grandparents, my great aunt, a deceased grandfather and my Future Husbands grandfathers. We won’t announce the information at the wedding but the family will know. I vetoed the empty chair because my great-aunt recently passed and we were very close. So the empty chair thing would probably leave me bawling. We will also have family pictures on display a the reception.

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