(Closed) Honoring Grandmothers

posted 10 years ago in Family
Post # 3
376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

A poem would be lovely… there was a post on here a while back about a poem about those who have gone before us and honoring their presence. I bet you can find a similar poem online, but I can’t find the post or offer any poems I know of 🙁

You could also honor them in the processional – have a family member carry a rose and sit it where they would normally sit or something like that. 

At most weddings I’ve attended, the bride and groom have also mentioned the missing family members at the back of the program – this would also be a good way to use the poem. 

Good luck!

Post # 4
47429 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

1.copied from an old post.


The couple had two large orchids -one on either side


The officient read these words:


  These orchids are in memory of Anne Smith and Dick Fath.  Todd and Jilian have asked me to read this:”

Though we are separated physically

Faith and Love have bound us eternally

Though we cannot see you,We know you are here.

Though we cannot touch you,

We feel the warmth of your smile, as we begin a new chapter in our lives.


2. this old post has some ideas: 


3. In Loving Memory

“There are people in the bride and groom’s lives who could not make the journey today – they live on in their hearts, today and everyday.”


4. You could alter this so the wording was appropriate for a grandmother

Dear Lord please clear a spot for him 

he should have the perfect view. 

His little girl’s a Bride today, 

and I am counting on you. 

Let me feel his presence; 

as I journey down the aisle. 

But let me notice his absence; 

if only for a while. 

Let me stop to think of him; 

As I am given away. 

And know that if he could;

he would be here with me today.

Dear Lord please clear a spot for him;

he should have the perfect view.

And if he should get sad today;

Dear Lord I count on you

5.Here’s another:

If Roses grow in Heaven, Lord please pick a bunch for me, Place them in my Grandma’s arms And tell her they’re from me. Tell her I love her and miss her, And when she turns to smile, Place a kiss upon her cheek And hold her for awhile. Because remembering her is easy, I do it every day, But there’s an ache within my heart Because I am missing her today.


Post # 5
928 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I really love the little quotes the PP posted and I really love the idea of a reading in memoriam. We are placing roses and mentioning our passed loved ones in our program. We are also having the officiant mention them and include them in our opening prayer.

Also, we’re including them at the reception through pictures.

Post # 7
629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I love love love the poem above that starts with, Dear Lord, please clear a spot for him, he should have the perfect view.  I bought a two-frame collage and I am putting a photo of my grandfather on one side, and the poem on the other.  My thought is to put it on the placecard table at the reception so everyone sees him.  Smile  I wouldn’t be able to have the poem read at the ceremony or I would be wailing crying through it…

Post # 8
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I’m planning on putting a small bouquet on a chair in memory of my mother.

You could also have there pictures on charms attached to your bouquet.  Like these:

Post # 9
170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Wow, I love LOVE the idea of the pictures on charms. That’s so beautiful and perfect… I really want to do that now.

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