Post # 1
I really struggled to know how to honour my late Grandfather- he was always like a Dad to me, and we were incredibly close. I just wanted to post some pictures of how i honoured him and remembered him on the day. I have seen a few posts asking for ideas or how people did it.
I chose to write a poem which was on people’s tables with other things and also framed on a mantlepiece with a memorial candle with an inscription which was burning all day. I felt it would be too upsetting to read it- for myself and others.
I also had a photo of him in a charm on my bouquet with the same colour ribbon as my bridal party. Which was great as i could hold him close all day. I took my bouquet to his grave after the wedding to lay it to rest with him. I missed him SO much but i felt he really was there with me and shining and smiling down. I hope these pics give others inspiration and that you enjoy the poem.
Post # 2
Beautiful poem thank you for sharing.
Post # 3
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
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
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
I adore the photo around the bouquet idea, I wish I had known about this for our wedding.
Post # 7
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
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.
Post # 10
that’s lovely. Yes we were SO close 🙁 i miss him x
Post # 11
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).