(Closed) Honouring family members who have passed, can’t travel

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Here’s what I did for my reception…all of our grandparents have passed away and so have many other family members in recent years. I loved it and so did our guests. We also had a “in memory of those who couldn’t be with us” passage in our program.


Post # 4
1992 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MrsTtheArmy11:  oh my gosh that is SO cute! I love it! My reception is going to be on a yacht that doesn’t allow live candle light but this might look okay with an artificial candle too! Maybe at cocktail hour? I was sort of thinking of having a family tree type area of all our parents and grandparents and any relatives who are married and would lend us a sweet old wedding photo! <3

Post # 5
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We honored all of our grandparents that had already passed in our program with a verse that I found online. My paternal grandmother was present as was hubbys maternal grandfather–although hubbys maternal grandmother was unable to travel due to alzheimers. My maternal grandmother also passed several years ago from alzheimers, so to honor the two of them we did the “money” dance to raise funds for The Alzheimers Society, and used the Rascal Flatts song Ellsworth.

Post # 6
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@MrsTtheArmy11:  That’s beautiful!

@AlbertaBride:  We’re having framed photos of deceased loved ones on chairs, as well as a mention in the program & a brief reference at the beginning of the ceremony. Something like “we would like to take this moment to remember/think of those who could not be here today…”

Post # 7
3 posts

@AlbertaBride:  My favorite aunt died just weeks before my wedding.  I placed her corsage at the guest book and explained in my wedding program.  My stepson & his bride had candles at the reception which they lit and read something about each one and explained the relationship.  Good Luck.  I think it’s a great idea:)

Post # 8
3 posts

@marylandnurse:  What a wonderful idea to have a Dollar Dance with proceeds sent to fight Alzheimers! 

Post # 9
26 posts
  • Wedding: April 2014

My grandfather always reminded me of an owl, wise, well travelled and magical, so we are having an owl called spirit to bring us our wedding rings to symbolise his blessing. I’m alsp tying my mother and great grandmothers wedding rings to my bouquet. We don’t have photos of everyone we would like to represent, but we are lighting candles to symbolise oat ancestors and lover ones with flowers that represent their qualities beside each one, subtle but we will know exactly what is for. hope this helps, and remember, they will all be with you sending you love joy and blessings!!

Post # 11
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MrsTtheArmy11:  Love that idea and the presentation…I also love that everyone can contribute

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