Post # 1
Hi, my fiance’s father passed away two years ago, and I want to make sure we are including him and honoring his memory without overwhelming anyone or making everyone too emotional. I could really use some ideas! I’ve heard of lighting a candle and just having it burning throughout the ceremony, but I want to do something a little more special–even if just my fiance and future in-laws know about it. Has anyone seen or done anything that was subtle, yet respectful and meaningful? Thanks so much in advance!
Post # 3
I have heard of an empty seat in the front row, in honor of the person. Also, a mention in the program or a reading or a song for them is nice, too. Personally, I think I’ll be wearing some item of jewelry or have something pinned in my dress to remember my family member. You could also have something that they loved there at the ceremony or reception to represent them- at Christmas we put some of my cousin’s favorite Christmas items on the mantle as decoration. It was sort of an inside tribute to those who knew her well enough to recognize the items.
Post # 4
I have a couple of suggestions.
First from my sister’s wedding…
Our father passed away several years ago and my BIL’s father past away a year before thier wedding. In honor of both fathers they printed out an 8×10 photo of them as a baby with thier dad. They had the pictures displayed on the alter behind the unity candle during the ceremony. Then the pictures were taken to the reception hall and put up on a table next to the entrance. Instead of favors they also had cards at each place setting saying that money would be donated to the national cancer society and the Ame. heart association in memory of thier fathers.
I plan on doing the same thing at my wedding for my father. Also I found a pic of a floral arrangement that had a locket pinned to the stems. I am thinking about doing the same and having pics of my dad in the locket. After the wedding I can put the locket on a chain and wear it. You might consider purchasing your Fiance a pocket watch with a space on the lid for a pic of his father.
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