Post # 1
My sister recently passed away in October. I’m getting married in September and want her to be a part of my wedding. Should I have her picture somewhere? How can I somehow have her there?
Any ideas ladies?
Post # 3
I’ve heard of brides doing several different things. Leaving a chair open with a rose on it next to your parents in her memory, attaching a bouquet charm with her picture to your bouquet, putting her name and a quote in your program, or having a memorial candle. I did memorial candles for all of my FI’s and my family members who have passed away. I actually sell them in my etsy shop as well. You can PM me if you’re interested!
Post # 4
First of all, so sorry for your loss 🙁 I am too throwing around ideas for in memory because my mom recently passed. She was cremated, so I will probably spread her ashes after the ceremony when it is just my husband and I taking pictures. I’m also going to do an “In Memory” candle on a table with my moms bridal photo. I have a lot of friends who reserved seats and put photos of their family members that passed with flowers as well. Did she have anything you could carry with you? Jewelry?
Post # 5
I’m so sorry for your loss. I really LOVE the idea of the bouquet charms, but do what feels the best for you. (((hugs)))
Post # 6
I’m really sorry for your loss.
I think doing a picture on a table would be lovely (perhaps put it with the cake along with pictures of your parents, etc).
Another idea would be to have a special toast in her honor or if that is too much then put a special note on the program remembering your sister and any other loved ones lost.
Whatever makes you feel like you’ve included her.
Post # 7
I’m so sorry you lost your sister….
Post # 8
I’m so sorry for your loss.
My father passed away a year and a half ago, and after getting engaged I immediately started thinking of ways to honor him. Here’s what I’ve come up with:
-Memory table with a framed poem or verse, framed pictures, candle(s) and flowers
-Honored in program
-Wearing pearls my Dad gave me on my wedding day
-Instead of throwing boquet, put it on the grave after the wedding (a little morbid maybe, but I thought it was a nice way to ‘share’ part of the wedding with him).
Post # 9
@MCC919– I love the idea of putting the bouquet at the grave site!! Thats awesome, I may have to steal that idea 🙂
Hugs to all.
Post # 10
Thank you ladies for the ideas 🙂 I really like the open chair with the rose. Also, the charm on the bouquet. I have a ring I could put on my bouquet. My mom passed away 9 years ago and after I posted this I though it would be nice if I did something combined for the both of them. Maybe two open chairs or just a picture of the two of them or something. It would probably be easy to get a candle for both of them though. I don’t know. I will keep throwing around ideas.
Post # 11
I’m so sorry for your loss.
This is something I’ve been trying to figure out, too, having lost a few family members in the last few years.
One of my close friends is going to be my officiant, and she’s going to say something about how lucky we were to have been loved by (our loved ones who passed away) and that we carry that love with us today, and we (as a group) celebrate for ourselves, but also on their behalf.
You could have a bridesmaid bouquet made up for your sister.
I’m not sure how old (or irreverent) your sister was, but we’ve thought of naming a drink at the reception after a mischievous relative, as well…
I love the idea of putting the bouquet on the grave. What a nice thought.
Post # 12
We lost my grandfather last year and FI’s mom last month, so we are going to do a little memorial for them. We’re going to get two picture frames with their pictures and then set us probably a vase of flowers and a couple candles.
Post # 13
I think the open chair and the ring. We are going to frame a poem (written below) and then list the names of close family members who could not be there under the poem. We are placing it next to our guest book (which is actually a picture frame mat) Here is the poem:
In Loving Memory
Although we can’t see you
we know youe 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.