Post # 1
Both my Fiance and I never had the opportunity to meet either of our grandfathers. I want to do something to honour them at our wedding, and we are keeping it a secret from our parents as a special surprise. I have seen people do tables with their loved ones pictures, but was wondering whether anyone had any other ideas?? I am having a difficult time with my grandfathers photo, as the only picture my dad has of his father is his original WWII portrait photo, still in the original frame from the military, and I can’t see my dad ever letting me take it out of the house.
Have any of you done something like this, or seen something done at a wedding?? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!! 🙂
Post # 2
We are lighting a candle in memory of his mom’s mother, who died when Fiance was 9, and my dad’s parents, who we lost last year. We plan to ask Future Mother-In-Law to light it for us.
Post # 3
Seems to me the best thing in this case is a mention in the program. I am not real big about memorials at weddings.
Post # 4
i used a bouquet charm with my dad’s photo.
Post # 5
I like mentioning past loved ones in the program as well, with a picture or without. It’s simple and definitely appropriate. I did that at my wedding. 🙂
Post # 6
My brother was killed in a car accident in 2000. DH and I got married in 2002. At the time, we did not know if we were going to be able to have children. So this is the way I honored him…we chose the closest Saturday to his birthday (with my parents blessings) – July 27th (his bday was 30th), I carried Rosemary for rememberence in my bouquet (it came from my Mom’s garden which made it extra special), and I wore his cologne – Clinique Happy for Men – to this day it is still my favorite and what I wear. 3 years later, son#1 was born and we gave him my brother’s name. It is special because my brother was named for both my grandfathers and the middle name is also FIL’s middle name.
Post # 7
- Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016
We’re having what I like to call a “memory tree”. It won’t be huge, but similar in size to those branch centerpieces some brides use on their tables. It will be on a table, probably the same one as the guest book and the card box, and from it we’re going to hang small frames with the photos of those we have loved and lost. We might also add a small card at the bottom to explain what it is or something.
Post # 8
We wrote something in our program.
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2015 - Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception / Courtyard Marriott Legacy Ballroom
We’re going to have something on the back of our program for my father, my father’s parents, my mom’s father, FI’s grandmother, and FI’s grandfather – just writing, no pictures. We’re also going to incorporate a little something during the ceremony – we’re going to leave 6 yellow roses (my father’s and FI’s grandmother’s favorite flower) in front of the statue of Mary in our church. It’s not an uncommon thing to do at Catholic weddings, and we decided to use it to honor our family members who have passed away.