(Closed) How to honor a deceased parent

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My father died a few years ago, and I had my husband wear my mother’s first gift to my father (a ring with a sapphire) as a twist on the ‘something blue’ tradition.  We also had lots of pictures on display.  I’ve seen other types of tributes – carrying a mini photo of a loved one in your bouquet (you can get someone to make one for you on etsy), or a special note in the ceremony program, or a special song or mention during the reception.  I think it really depends on the personality of the loved one and how your Fiance would best like to remember him.

Post # 4
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

If your fiance’s mother is around and they were still together you could have them do a dance in his fathers name.  My dad died when I was young.  My stepfather and I are doing a father daughter dance, but my brother and I are doing a dance to honor my father.  I’m also carrying a photo charm of my dad in my bouquet.  You could have him put a photo charm in his tux pocket. 

Post # 5
251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I went to a wedding once when one of the parents were deceased.  During the time when the bride and groom gave the flowers to the parents, they simply set one in the seat of the parent that was deceased.  It was very simple, but also very emotional.  I’m pretty sure there wasn’t a dry eye in the room.

You could also right something to him in the program. 

I’ve also heard of lighting candles in honor of those who are deceased.


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