Post # 1
I was wondering if it would be tacky to have a candle to honor my mother, who passed when I was 13, at my wedding.There’s a specific candle that smells just like her garden used to when I was a kid. It always makes me think of her. But it has a huge brand name sticker on it and I can’t get it off without it looking like crap.
I also don’t know where I’d put it, they come in jars and look very different from the other candles we’re using. I’m worried it might be out of place and weird.
Post # 2
littleitaly17 : if you’re worried about the sticker can you cover it in some way? Put it in a tub or something? Honouring her is lovely. I’m sure everyone will feel the sentiment of it.
Post # 3
littleitaly17 : SOme people hate the idea of honoring deceased realtives. But I say do it. We will. I don’t care what people think.
I also like the idea of covering the sticker with a saying perhaps?
Post # 4
littleitaly17 : Just cover the sticker. You can get some ribbon and a glue gun and just cover it.
It’s all about personal preference. I personally don’t mind when the deceased are honored in a subtle way. I can’t tell you have many weddings I’ve worked where they’ve made a big production out of honoring their loved ones and it becomes a big sob fest and the wedding never recovers from it.
Post # 5
It won’t look weird at all:) it’s a nice way to honour your mums memory
Post # 6
I dont know if this is helpful or not, but you can almost always remove sticky glue residue from glass by using eucalyptus oil on a cotton ball. 🙂
Post # 7
I’d cover up the label with a wide ribbon and maybe a silk flower. I think it’s a beautiful idea.
Post # 8
Really ? I have never seen anyone on these boards ‘hate’ the idea of honouring dead family members, or even come close to suggesting it.
I have seen people give different views on what they consider to be appropriate or pleasing , but that is somewhat different.
OP , I think it is a lovely idea. A wide white ribbon perhaps ?
Post # 9
I thought the candle idea is nice, a bow in her favorite color could be put over the label. I wouldn’t like a sign next the candle, though, saying this is for my mom who died.
I don’t ‘hate’ the idea of wedding memorials to the dead, they just get me uncomfortable. I have lost people too, and it feels funny to have tears and sadness and old pictures at weddings.
I am all for subtle tributes.
Post # 10
I don’t think it’s weird or tacky. Is there a way to cut the candle part out of the jar and put it in something else so it goes with the decor if that’s something you’re worried about?
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
I think it’s a very nice idea! Like PP have said, there are many creative ways to cover the sticker. Perhaps you could put the candle next to a cute saying board, or a picture of her? Or better yet, one of her in her garden?
Post # 12
I think that sounds great. I like the idea of just covering it with a ribbon or something. Not tacky at all. Some ways to honour the deceased at weddings I find too depressing, but this is totally fine.