Post # 1
Five days before my wedding I had a very close cousin pass. I really wanted to do something to honor him and at the last minute I was given this vase. This vase was carried around and my aunt even danced with it. It was a nice way to feel like he was there with us.
I thought I’d share as I know a few other brides were looking for ways to honor loved one while I was planning. I’d love to see how other brides honored a loved one who had passed.
Post # 3
@Happy7: Myslef personally, I will be wearing the pearls my grandmother left my mother when she passed.
My two cousins both carried the handheld bible their grandmother had walked down the aisle carrying at her own wedding, I thought that was touching.
My sister did roses at the head table and an empty chair at the very front of each side of the aisle.
I think they are all touching ideas and a great way to have them close to you on your special day.
Post # 4
I had my grandmother’s brooch incorporated into my bouquet.
Post # 5
I had a locket with my mom’s picture that was wrapped around my bouquet, we made special mention of her during the intentions during the ceremony, and we had her picture displayed beside a memorial candle set up at the reception on the guestbook table. Also, instead of favours, we made a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society in her name, and gave our guests bookmarks telling them so.
Post # 6
We included the DH’s stepfather’s name in the Prayers of the Faithful during our ceremony.
Post # 7
We had our officiant remember loves ones during the ceremony.
Post # 8
I had a bouquet charm with a pic of my parents (my mother hasn’t passed but we eloped so I wanted her with me somehow also) and he had a boutinerre charm with a pic of his parents. I got the charms from etsy and they were beautiful. The celebrant also made mention of our parents during the ceremony.
Post # 9
My uncle died just before the wedding and I wanted something to mention that.
I did 2 things:
the minister said something about those missing this and specifically said: uncle so-n-so whom together with his wife so-n-so were a beautiful example of wedded love.
at the ceremony I presented my aunt with my bouquet and mentioned uncle again.
Post # 10
I don’t have a picture yet but I had a picture of my brother, a ring he gave his girlfriend, and a charm for my mom strung through my bouquet. We also put their names at the bottom of our program banners
Post # 11
I honored my two grandmother’s who passed away with photo charms on bouquet of them. Both were of their high school portraits. This was also my “something old”. I also did a “In Loving Memory” tribute on our program fans.
Post # 12
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
We will be doing an “In Loving Memory” at the bottom of our programs. I also plan to either have a DIY centerpiece behind the Unity vases (outside wedding) with twigs/branches and fake butterflies that look like they are flying up out of the vase. My 2nd idea is if we marry in front of a big oak tree at the venue (otherwise we were marrying on the gazebo out back) then I would hang butterflies from invisible wire from the tree branches in honor of people who passed.
We also will be having pumpkins as centerpieces for our fall/rustic wedding and in some of them I want to carve initials of persons who passed and have them lit in rememberance. Possibly either putting them in front of the fireplace of the venue or on the tables.
Post # 13
We have decided to add to our dessert table items to remember loved ones who have passed and loved ones who are still with us. My grama is alive and we are going to put her famous marizanpan squares on the table – my fiances Grama has passed and she always made lemon squares so we are going to put her famous squares on a table with a little sign saying Gramas famous squares and a little vase with a flower. 🙂
Post # 14
I am so sorry for everyone’s losses *Hugs *
Post # 15
I had bouquet charms of family members who had passed. Then at the reception we displayed a collage of wedding photos of everyone in our families, both living and those who have passed.
Post # 16
We incorporated many ways to honour our loved ones that could not share our day with us. For me it was extremely important as both my parents have passed and my Wife’s brother is also no longer with us. I had my parents photos in my great grandmothers locket on my brooch bouquet, this way they were with me as I walked down the aisle with my son giving me away. They each had a seat in the front row with a photo in memory of. There was a candle lit in memory and was mentioned in our program. My sister announced that the Daddy / Daughter dance was in honour of my father and I danced to “Stealing Cinderella” with my brother and Brother in law, the song I would have wanted to dance with him too. And the ultimate honour was a professional slideshow with photos of my parents and her brother set to the song “Who you’d be Today” by Kenny Chesney