(Closed) Honoring deceased family member at wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I would like to follow this thread to get ideas of how to honor my father.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We had a memory table set up. It had pictures of my deceased relatives with a little sign and candles. Very simple.

 

 

@scrinz:  That is a lovely idea! It sounds perfect.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Love it.  My cousin had single longstem roses placed on two chairs for grandmothers that had passed.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Our Catholic ceremony will specifically name my FI’s step-father in the prayer of the faithful.  We will also have a little prayer for him on the program.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

I have also seen the bride and groom have candles at the altar lit by ushers at the beginning of the ceremony while someone reads scripture and indicates that the candles stand for passed grandparents and/or parents.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We’re setting up memorial chairs at the ceremony – one on each side at the front row for our deceased grandparents. We’ll have photos and candles, which we’ll light at the beginning of the ceremony. We’ll then move the photos to a table at the reception.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

we have a candle that has a in loving memory saying..we are also taking a chair and setting it aside at the wedding for my FIs father on the chair will be the candle and a frame with a sign referring to all of the angels that our in watching us from above, we will also have angel decor at both cermony and recpt

lastly, my 1st son ( previous marriage) passed away, i always think of him as my personal angel, so my neice that was named after me is my flower girl..she will walk down right in front of me..and she will be wearing feathered wings we made…to “honour our angels”.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m adding something to my programs, and lighting a memorial candle. But I also really like the idea of a rose in the chair. I am also thinking about putting a picture of my mom in my bouquet. I want to honor my mother and Fiance grandparents, but I don’t want to make people sad, or make it feel like a funeral.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Beautiful idea and i am really sorry for your loss..we lost my Mother-In-Law in March and this was how i honored her:

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

In our acknowlegements on the programs, we have a portion that mentions my grandparents and FI’s grandfather and states that the flowers next to the altar (there will be large vases of calla lilies on each side) are in memory of them.

I love these other ideas too, very thoughtful and each meaningful.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

i never even thought about this but i did want relatives who passed to be in someway present at my wedding!

@rivendeler i love you idea, very simple but yet it means a lot.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

I lost my very young aunt to breast cancer last year and I plan to honor her in the wedding program and hang her picture from my bouquet. Fiance and I also plan to use her bible as a ring pillow by tying pink ribbon around it and stringing the rings onto the ribbon.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My father and my FI’s mother and father have all passed.  We’re having bouquet and boutinnere charms with pics of our parents made by a vendor on Etsy.  My mother is still alive but since we’re eloping and won’t have any guests I wanted her included too.  The celebrant is also going to mention our parents in the ceremony. 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

We’re having a candle with an inscription on the holder on the table with our guestbook, along with photos.  The vase will be like this: http://www.weddingfavorsunlimited.com/light_shines_memorial_vase_floating_candle.html

and it reads “This light shines as a symbol of lives and loves remembered”.  Also, one of my good childhood friends/Big Sister in our sorority passed away in February from Cystic Fibrosis, and I am carrying her badge on my bouquet.

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