(Closed) Honouring the loved ones you have lost at a wedding.

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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catgirl:  Beautiful poem thank you for sharing.

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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catgirl:  Loved your way in honoring your Grandfather.

I had one of my Grandma’s necklaces added to my bouquet. It was one she always wore. This isn’t the greates pic of it, but you can see the gold of it. It had her initial “V” on it.

We also had a table outside of our reception hall, which had the wedding photos of my dad’s parents (both deceased, and the Grandma mentioned above), and DH’s mom’s parents, as well as an aunt of his.

Post # 4
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

OP, that is such a touching way to honor your grandfather. My mom lost her dad a few years ago and still gets choked up about it, and that would have made her cry buckets! 

I’m thinking of having some pictures of our loved ones near the guestbook so that people will definitely see them, but I’m not sure how many tables yet we’ll have to work with. 

Great ideas from everyone! 

Post # 5
1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

That’s beautiful. 

I was really close with my grandfather too and lost him to lung cancer 10 years ago in May. Hard to believe it’s been so long. 

My Fi has lost some dear grandparents too. 

I plan on having a table with lots of candles, picture frames of each one, and rose petals on the table to honor them all. 


My cousin did something at her wedding to honor him but I can’t remember what it was. Maybe a flower or something? Not sure. 


Thank ni you for sharing!

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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catgirl:  I adore the photo around the bouquet idea, I wish I had known about this for our wedding.

Post # 7
554 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

That is really special OP, it is clear that your grandfather meant the world to you.

i lost two grandparents last year, unexpectedly & in close succession. We are having a table with framed photos, a bible verse & a candle in their memory.

Post # 8
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

We lost my Future Sister-In-Law due to a domestic violence situation. We have decided to ask for donations to a charity to help end violence against women rather than wedding gifts. I love what you other ladies did.

I will probably take one of my grandpa’s war medals with me and attach it somewhere, don’t know yet. Seems like a nice way to remember him as I wish he could be there.

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Post # 11
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Bumble bee

I lost my brother in 2000. In 2002, we got married. Since his death was so tragic and still fresh we decided to just do personal things to show he was with me. I wore his cologne (Clinique Happy for Men – I still wear this as it has become my favorite), put some rosemary in my bouquet from my Mom’s garden for rememberence (we were married at my parent’s house), and we were married July 27th (his birthday is the 30th). On his birthday, we took apart my bouquet and made it into a wreath, then we placed it in the lake in honor of him. Later in 2005, we named our #1 son after him (we asked my parents if it was ok with them, they were very happy as it is a combination of my grandfather’s names too).

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