Post # 1
What are some ideas or ways that you ladies are going to be honoring a lost loved one or someone special that cannot be at the wedding?
I had originally wanted to do a memorial candle like the one pictured below. My FIN was fine with this until my mom had to say do you think it is kind of creepy to light a candle for someone that has past? Then he changed his mind. However, I still want to honor a few of our pasted family members.
Any ideas please!
Post # 3
I am having a locket on my bouquet with my grandpas pics and my Fiance is wearing a pin on his jacket with his gma and fathers pic.
Post # 4
@Tessemasgirl I really like those lockets– would you mind telling me where you got them?
I’m hoping for more posts to this thread because both FH and I have both lost important people to us and I like the idea of honoring them.
Post # 5
I’m interested as well, would like to honor FI’s father.
One couple that we know is getting married labor day weekend has a tribute to the groom’s dad on their wedding website. Not sure if they’re planning anything for the ceremony, i’ll update if i see anything worth mentioning.
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Post # 7
We will be having a moment of silence during our reception at the speeches, I think my fiance is going to include in his speech a toast for absent friends and family (since a lot will not be able to attend as we are different nationalities) and we are going to include a few moments of silence to ask for people to remember my brother especially on our wedding day.
Post # 8
We put a note in our program.
Post # 9
I did a locket on my bouquet also.
Post # 10
I will be dancing with my grandfather to a song that reminds us of my grandmother…I will have the DJ make an announcement…
I will also be doing a father/daughter or moms boyfriend/daughter dance, but that’s a whole other issue!!
Post # 11
We will start w/ the minister welcoming everyone & letting everyone know that the next song is in rememberance of the loved ones that aren’t able to be with us. At that time the harpist will play Somewhere Over the Rainbow. During that time Dear Fiance & I will be giving a flower to eachother’s mother, sort of a “welcome to the family” type thing. Does that make any sense??
Post # 12
We had a vase up on the alter that had the favorite flower of each of our loved ones that had passed (so there were 5 different flowers in the vase – one for each person). We then had a note in the program that indicated who each of the flowers was honoring.
Post # 13
I think the greatest tributes are the subtle ones – ie, a locket on a bouquet, a casual note in a program. I have been to many weddings in the past that have had an almost sombre, awkward undertone because they contained certain “funeral-esque” moments – in my opinion, your loved ones lost would want this day to be about YOU, and celebrating your joy.
Post # 14
My FI’s sister passed away about 5 years ago. I am surprising him with locket cufflinks with her picture in it.
Post # 15
WE had one candle for every family member that has passed away and then the mothers lit them. On the program we just put that the candles are lit in remembrance of name, name , name, name….
Post # 16
I wanted to put a vase with my brothers picture by it at our sweetheart table, but i dont want to be sad :(. I know it will kill me looking at it all night. I was thinking maybe have something by the entrance where the guest book will be.