(Closed) Honoring a lost love one?

posted 10 years ago in Family
Post # 17
1220 posts
Bumble bee

Wow i really love the locket on bouquet idea… maybe i should do taht.

Post # 18
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am going to carry the rosary my Nana has that was made from the flowers she had at my Papas funeral. I am also going carry his glasses….for some reason I would always raspberry his glasses it was a joke between us so after he passed my Nana gave me his glasses and told be he didnt need them in heaven because he could see great and wasnt sick anymore.

I dont want to bring the mood to a somber place so will will honor our loved ones in subtle ways.

Post # 19
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We have had a lot of deaths in our families over the past 6 years so we are just going to do a toast for all the people that couldn’t be there.  We don’t want to offend anyone by doing something for one relative and not for another so we are just keeping it generic.  Although, I am doing something special for my Grandma which is wearing her necklace since she only passed away 2 weeks ago (a month and a half before my wedding), but that is personal for me since she was so excited to come to the wedding.  This way a part of her will be there.

Post # 20
35 posts
  • Wedding: November 2010

well I am having a memorial candle with my mother’s name on it at the altar and this poem in a frame beside it. It says..Although we can’t see you, we know you are here smiling down on us, as we say “I DO” Forever in our hearts, forever in our lives and so we say our vows, in loving memory of you…Then My Fiance and I will light the memorial candle. During which time I will be having the singing of a song…I miss my mother too much not to include her in my wedding ceremony. Because she was a fantastic mother and big on weddings. She gave my sister a beautiful wedding when she was alive and I am sure would have loved to see her baby girl getting married. She will definitely be included in my day….

Post # 21
466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

In addition to the note in the program honoring grandparents, etc, I am going to make an extra boutonierre in honor of my FI’s little brother that passed several years ago.  We are going to display it on the gift table.

I like this idea because his brother would certainly have been in our wedding party (and wearing a boutonierre) if he was still alive.

Post # 22
43 posts
  • Wedding: November 2010

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@Ms Silver: That just made me cry so much. I am in the exact same boat. My mom was here for my olders sisters wedding and she passed away before seeing her baby get married. I want to do something for her at the wedding, but Im afraid that i’ll be way too emotional and wont be able to stop crying if there’s something right there reminding me that shes not with me. Of course, its not like I would just forget about the fact that shes not there just because I dont have something honoring her. I dont know, I just feel like I dont want to make everyone sad. My Fiance’s dad has passed away as well, so this day is SO emotional for both of us. Its the happiest time of our lives, but its also hard to not have our mom/dad.

Ill keep you and your family in my prayers okay?

Post # 23
272 posts
Helper bee

I lost both of my parents.  My Fiance lost his mom.  I planned to have a small (1in x1in) frame with my parent’s picture on my bouquet.  Then, pictures slides of family pictures.  I’m not sure about his mom since his step-mom will be present.  But the biggest challenge will be not to get emotional.  I’m tearing up even writing this….  

Post # 24
3 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think the lockets are a great idea…myself have 2 I would like to remember and he has one….we looked into songs for us to dance too but the one was really old and he didnt think we could dance to them…we are still trying to figure it out also…

Post # 25
246 posts
Helper bee

I had one single rose in a bud vase on the alter.  The rose was in memory of my husband’s mother.  The bud vase was my grandmother’s vase and was in memory of all 4 of my grandparents who had passed.  I had a note in the program explaining the symbolism of it.  What really touched me was that after the ceremony, my husband’s family came & asked me if they could take the rose back with them & give it to his grandmother (his mother’s mother) who wasn’t able to make it.  I was touched that they would do that and of course she was glad to have it.

Post # 26
152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We did candles.  I had a pillar candle that said In Memory on it and then votives with the names of our loved ones.  It ended up being in front of the alter and unfortunately my photographer never got a shot of it.  We also put a note in our program.  My Mother-In-Law also ordered some flowers in a vase for his dad so those ended up with the candles too.

This is the best shot I have of the set up…


Post # 27
16 posts
  • Wedding: December 2010

My fiance and I will be getting married around Christmastime so we will be buying miniture poinsettas for each of our relatives that have passed. We are also buying them for friends of the family who have gone in the past year (or who would have been there). We are also buying one for the former Priest of his church who passed in May. In total there will be around 9 miniture poinsettas set around the church and in the windows. We will be donating them to the church following the wedding.

Post # 28
2271 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I had pics of my daughter and niece (and goddaughter) right by the BMs during the ceremony. We also had a paragraph in the ceremony script where we remembered those present in spirit only. My daughter is on the right.


Post # 29
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My grandma passed a month before I got engaged. I’m making a brooch bouquet with all of her broochs (she collected lots!) to honor her. I also will have some in the bouquet from my other grandmother who passed last year and my great grandmother that passed away when I was a teenager. It may not be something that everyone recognizes as a tribute to them, but I will know and that’s what’s important.

Post # 30
648 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We are having candles to honor his dad and my grandfather. They are tealights in a sphere engraved with the words “In memory… of a life so beautifully lived… a heart so deeply loved.” I thought it would be nice to do something for them both and he liked the candle that a friend of ours had for her dad, it was similar to the one in the OP. I’m trying to decide if I should put their pictures behind the candles or just have the candles.

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