(Closed) How to honor a loved one…

posted 9 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
925 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

When we did our unity candles we went around to our parents and grandparents, who had a rose for each person we wanted to remember. We put them in a vase up on the altar. Also, just having them in the program is nice.

Post # 4
240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

my mother, myself, and Fiance are lighting a seperate candle at cermony for my father

Post # 5
7 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

We are actually in a similar boat.  My Fiance’s mom passed away last year, so we are keeping one chair for the ceremony, empty, when he comes down the isle he is going to place a rose, when his dad, and sisters, same thing and when I walk down I will have my mom holding one to hand to me to place on the chair as well.

Post # 6
540 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I lost my mother and Fiance lost his grandmother. We are having a table with their faveorite flowers and a picture to honor them as well as a note in our program’s. I am all for recognizing their loss, and planning my wedding without my mom by my side has been really painful, but I don’t want the sadness to take away from the importance and special-ness of our wedding. My mom’s death has torn a lot of my family apart, and my grandmother can barely even say her name without having a break down which is why we are choosing something that isn’t as obvious as leaving a chair open. 

Post # 8
1040 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My father passed away two years ago, I’m going to name him in the program (with appropriate wording) and also include one of his military medals as a charm in my bridal bouquet.  (Got this idea from other brides…)

Does your fiancé’s late mother have any special jewelry that you can wear or incorporate in your bouquet?

Post # 9
457 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I like all of these ideas.  My grandmother and my DH grandmother passed away before our wedding and I incorporated items of theirs into my outfit as my something old.  (My shoes were my grandmother’s boots and I carried his grandmother’s rosary)

Post # 10
1713 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Weve lost some family due to cancer. Most recently my aunt passed of an agressive brain tumor. Instead of clinking glasses to get us to kiss were asking that our guests donate a toonie to a paliative care or cancer research charity (still undecided).

Post # 11
428 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@JacobsMom:  Oh my goodness that is beautiful. I’m all teary eyed just thinking about it. I would love to do this too and I think my Fiance would love it as well.

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