(Closed) In Loving Memory: Who to include in program?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
572 posts
Busy bee

Personally, I don’t think you want too many. Also, I think it really depends on how much that person meant to you. We are only including my FI’s dad who passed in recent months.

Post # 4
693 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Fortunately, we just have 4 grandparents to include and we just used  “In Loving Memory of …..”  on the back of the program.  I agree that you do need to draw the line somewhere.  Unless your uncles were SUPER close to you or you Fiance.  Having too long a list would also draw too much attention and be a downer on your happy day.

Post # 5
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We will be putting two names in ours- Groom’s Mom & Groom’s best friend that recently past away. I wouldn’t want more than that.

You could just write “In loving memory of all of our loved ones that have past away” or something to that effect.

Post # 6
349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t think I would include the uncles.

Instead of actually writing it in the program, we’re going to have little “somethings” on the guest book table to honor those people. I think we might run into the same thing as you if we actually write it down.

For example: A Boeing model plane to honor my grandfather who was a Boeing engineer, Something from the FBI for my grandfather (harder to find than I thought!) or maybe his favorite Butterscotch candies..

Just little things that the people that knew them, will know it’s for them.. but just in a more private way kwim?

Post # 8
381 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

This is a very timely post because I was just deciding how to word my programs this morning. I would only include grandparents because it just gets overwhelming if you start listing everyone – and where do you draw the line. This is what mine will say:

We would like to remember those who are no longer with us but will remain forever in our hearts. We especially honor our loving grandparents who are here in spirit and will never be forgotten:

list grandparents’ names here

Post # 10
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I didn’t list everyone out in our programs. I did a one page poetry dedication to my mom and a one page poetry dedication to everyone else.

Dedicated in Loving Memory to the Bride’s Mom


If roses grow in Heaven,

Lord please pick a bunch for me,

Place them in my mother’s arms

And tell her they are from me.


Tell her I love her and I miss her,

And when she turns to smile,

Place a kiss upon her cheek.


And hold her for awhile.


Because remembering her is easy,

I do it every day.


But there’s an ache in my heart

That will never go away


and the other page


This page is dedicated to those who are here in spirit and will forever be in our hearts.


Though your smile is gone forever, and your hands we cannot touch, still we have so many memories, of the ones we loved so much. Your memory is our keepsake, with which we will never part. God has you in his keeping; we have you in our hearts.


Although we cannot see you, we know that you are here smiling down, watching over us as we say “I DO” forever in our hearts; forever in our lives, and so we say our vows;


In Loving Memory of You.

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