(Closed) Honouring a past away family member at your wedding

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

we will be leaving a empty chair for our grandparents that are no longer with us. also in the chair we will place one red rose!


Post # 4
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

All 4 of my grandparents have passed away, and I was close with all of them. I found some small picture frame charms that I’m going to attach to the fabric of bouquet, this way I have them with me all day.

Post # 6
8439 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

We’re doing a memorial table for our fathers.

Post # 7
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

For my grandmother (her name was Violet) I’m either going to incorporate violets in my bouquet or centerpieces or wear a piece of her jewelry that reminds me of her. If there is something small your grandmother gave you that means a lot to you maybe try to find a way to incorporate it into your outfit or bouquet so she’s with you?

Post # 9
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

My mom passed from cancer two months before my wedding day. I honoured her memory in a few ways.

1. Memorial Candle : We had the officiant say a few words about my mom and then we lit a candle to symbolize her presence and that she was missed.

2. I left the front seat closest to me empty. It would have been where my mom would have sat. We put her corsage in front of her picture on the seat.

3. My photographer took a picture of me with the same picture of my mom right before the ceremony…it was really emotional, but I really treasure that picture.


My advice is to do what feels right. I hope you have a beautiful wedding day.

Post # 10
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013


I lost my dad in 05 and then my best friend 3 years later so I have decided to put their pictures in a locket so they will be close to my heart.  Also because I have lost all but one grandparent and I want to honor all those who have passed and I loved I am having a jar candle made with a custom label with their names that I can keep at our table 


I love the bouquet pictures too 🙂

Post # 12
32 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

My cousin (who was really more like a brother) passed away in September 2010. I knew that I wanted to carry something of his for my wedding. My aunt brought a number of things of his for me to choose from including a rosary and a necklace.  I decided to use his favorite striped pocket square. My bouquet stems were wrapped with white ribbon. I wrapped his pocket square over the ribbon and sealed it with some pearl pins. I was sure to remove it right before I tossed the bouquet. 

Post # 13
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I did a locket brooch pin on my bouquet, and we dedicated a song at the reception.   Having empty seats was a bit too depressing for us, but thats a preference thing – up to you and your husband and family.  We had a photo table, but that had wedding photos of both living and deceased relatives, again – to avoid being too morbid.


Post # 14
2119 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Thank you for posting this. this post gave me great ideas. i lost my dad to cancer when i was a teenager and wasnt sure how to honor him. i wanted to figure a way to do it without upseting my mom too much. because i know it is very hard for her.

Post # 15
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@babe_bamboo:  I actually found wine glass charms at Michaels that were mini frames. Found them in the wedding section.

Post # 16
1083 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

On our program fans we have a section that says “In Loving Memory – we know you would be with us today if heaven weren’t so far away” with all the names of the loved ones we’ve lost. 

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