(Closed) How to honor a deceased parent?

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Are you doing a mass? You could always ask the pastor or priest to lead a prayer in your father’s memory, or to ackowledge the absence of certain loved ones.

We will be placing a table infront of the interior church doors with pictures of my FH’s grandfathers and Godfather, who have passed away, just to remind ourselves of their presence.

If you aren’t religious, or want a more private tribute, what about a charm in your bouquet or veil?

Post # 4
762 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My dad also died of cancer. We are honoring him in our program and we are making a donation to the American Cancer Society.

Post # 6
35 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am in a similair situation. My daddy died when I was almost 2, and my mom remarried when I was almost 4, to a man who has been my “dad” since I can remember. 

At my sister’s wedding 3 years ago, she had a table at the reception with a candle in memory of our daddy.  I want to do that, and I also would like to make some aknowledgement during the mass. We are also having a Catholic Mass.  I also went to a wedding recently where there was a note on the program in rememberance of deceased loved ones.  I have thought about including something in the petitions.

hope this helps Smile

Post # 7
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I’m including my father’s name on the program (along with my mom’s) – ie: daughter of Jane and the late John Doe.  I think that’s the biggest honor I can give him.  We aren’t doing anything in the actual ceremony – but, you could light a candle in memory of loved ones that have passed….

Post # 8
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m going to have my dad’s photo and a candle at the front of the church and I’m going to play a song while me and my brother light it.

Post # 9
166 posts
Blushing bee

One of the young ladies I am working with plans to honor her deceased relatives by using a vase that has a “In Memory” poem etched in it.  She is using red roses in the vase and using a white rose mixed in for each person being remembered and memorialized.  In her case, she had 6 people she wanted to honor so we’re using 6 white roses. 


Post # 10
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

sorry for your loss. we’re honoring my father in law by including him in the program along with a photo. we’re also thinking of putting his wedding photo next to my parents’ wedding photo and our engagement photo on the guest book table. we are also giving guests a choice of our favorite charities, which we’ll be donating to on their behalf. one of these charities will be the american heart association for my fi’s dad. another thing you could do is incorporate a fav song or something he was known for in the wedding somehow. good luck!

Post # 11
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

we will be having a candle table. in honor of both my parents2 grand parents and my FIs 3 grand parents

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