(Closed) How to honor deceased parent at wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
724 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I totally understand how you’re feeling.  My Dad has been gone for 10 years today actually.  I’m also having my Grandpa (Dad’s Dad) walk me down the aisle.  I’ll also be doing a small charm on my bouquet with his picture and wedding ring on it.  We’re also doing a small table at the reception with a picture of him and pictures of our Grandparents that have passed with candles.  I, personally, would not do a slide show just becaause I think it could cross that line to “memorial” and I know it would be really hard on a lot of my family.  But it’s a personal thing so whatever makes you feel better and makes him feel “near” on that day go ahead and do it! 

Post # 5
1304 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

How about a family photo table that includes pictures of you and your dad, but also includes other family photos as well?  That way he’ll be there but in less of a “memorial” sort of way.

My Father-In-Law passed away about a year before our wedding.  We displayed our parents’ wedding photos and albums next to our guest book.  People had lots of fun looking through the albums, and it was a nice way to have photos of my Father-In-Law there without drawing additional attention to the fact that he had passed away.

We listed three sections on the back of our program: (1) Thanks to our parents (2) thanks to our friends and family (3) “In memory” of my Father-In-Law and others.

My husband also wore his dad’s monogrammed cufflinks at our wedding.

Post # 7
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

I’ve seen the bouquet charms and think they’re a great idea 🙂

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