Post # 1
I am getting married for th efirst time and am having a church wedding and a reception at a hotel ballroom. I struggle with the idea of not having my parents who have both passed with me on my special day. I feel like I would like to honor them in some way and i dont know how to go about it. Has anyone done anything special or has seen something special done at any point of the wedding?
Post # 3
I was at a wedding today that played a special song for those who had passed after the father/daughter and mother/son dance. If you’re not having any of those dances, perhaps a song at the beginning of the reception would be nice. I don’t know what it was called, and I’m not sure if that’ll help you or not, but I thought it was a nice touch.
Post # 4
There was a post on the boards some time ago where instead of a bouquet toss the bride was going to lay her bouquet on her parents’ graves and mentioned this in the program notes. I thought it was a beautiful and touching and my Fiance and I are sending my bouquet and a bridesmaid’s bouquet to my grandpa and his grandma’s graves, respectively.
Post # 5
For my husband’s mother who passed away 10 years ago, we left the first seat closest to the aisle empty, and placed a framed photograph of her holding him as a baby on it. I laid my bouquet on the chair when I got to the chuppah as a gift to “thank” her for having and raising her son so that I could marry him! You could do something like that. I also had a locket with a picture of my grandmother who passed away 3 weeks before my wedding on my bouquet.
Post # 6
Thank you so much for your messages. I hope in 3 months I will be able to make it happen. I still miss them greatly and I really dont want to be sad on my wedding day.
Post # 7
We had candles on the altar rail that were lit throughout the ceremony, with a dedication in the program to my dad and grandparents. I wanted them to be honored but didn’t think I could do something more without getting really emotional. The candles are in some of the pictures so I like having their “lights” as part of our ceremony.
The idea of sending the bouquets to the graves is beautiful…I’ve never heard of that before!