(Closed) honoring relatives on program? not passed away?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 4
39 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’ve got a similar situation.  From the way my church does things word-wise, I was thinking of something like this:

“The candle on the altar is lit in honor of (FI great-grandmother) and in memory of (FI grandfather and my grandparents.”

Honoring someone = still living, not able to be there

Memory of = passed away

I guess it works word-wise when you have some people that can’t be there travel-wise and some that have passed.

Post # 5
629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My mom wanted me to do the same thing because I’m putting a framed photo of my pap on the placecard table as a memorial (he passed away)…and she wanted me to put something for my grandma somewhere (she’s in a nursing home and cannot attend).  I think that it will confuse everyone and they’ll think that my grandma died too and we didn’t tell anyone…so I’m in the same boat, but don’t have a good solution either!!  🙁

Post # 6
5890 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

“In honor of Grandma, who cannot be here today, and is toasting us from Florida” (isn’t that where all grandmas live? haha)

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