Post # 1
My cousin passed away 2 years ago. We were very close. I would like to honor and remember him by having is photo up somewhere. But I don’t know where to display it. My wedding will be outdoors and in the same location for the reception.
Anyone have any ideas?
Post # 3
If you can’t do a photo, you can always mention your cousin in the program or light a candle. That way you can still pay honor to your cousin but also not let it overshadow the joy of your wedding day.
Post # 4
Hmm…. You could have his picture on a chair by your parents at the ceremony, perhaps with a memorial rose. Or, you might consider having it on your table (the "head table") at the reception. Another possibility would be to have a small table off to one side somewhere with his picture and maybe a candle. Bridetobee2010 had really nice suggestions, too. 🙂
Post # 5
We’re planning on having empty chairs for those who we hope are there in spirit, and placing a framed photograph and a little candle (maybe a flower) on the chair. =) We’ll also be having a moment in the ceremony when we acknowledge their passing and their spiritual presence.
Post # 6
At a wedding that my parents went to last summer, the bride had a small table off to the side of the venue dedicated to her mother. There was a picture, some information, candles, and rose petals. Like a little shrine, I suppose.
Post # 7
Wow Jenniphyr, I love your idea of the empty chair with a picture and candle. That seems like it would be really beautiful and moving. I wish I could do something like that for my dad who passed away but I’m afraid my mom would have a breakdown… really, really cool idea though.
Post # 8
@Jenniphyr – Thanks for the idea. I think I will do that.