(Closed) memorial ideas

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 2
9519 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I am sorry for his loss. Maybe have a little table of family photos of those lost. It’s fairly common and a nice way to remember family. If either of you were close the grandparents then it would be nice to include them.

Post # 3
7199 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

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jss77:  I think it would be nice to include all the people you are close to who have passed. We are having a whole memorial table that will include all our grandparents, a parent each, some aunts and uncles, and a cousin. 

Post # 4
1838 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m sorry for all your losses 🙁

One thing I have seen is a small table with photos of all the loved ones who had passed away with a beautiful candle in the middle, it was set off to the side of the ceremony (still at the front) and during the start of the ceremony the bride and groom walked over and lit the candle. While they were doing that the celebrant said some beautiful words about our loved ones watching over us and how the candle was being lit in their memory.

Post # 5
742 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I love the corsage idea! 


We are doing a picture frame on each table laid out like an old book check out slip… the top will be a general thank you statement with the bottom as a ” in memory of…” for our passed grandparents.

Post # 6
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I, too, love the corsage idea! My mom has passed so we will have a bouquet of flowers walked down in her honor and sat in the chair where she would have been seated.  We have both lost our grandparents so if we do anything for them it will be a table with their pictures and some flowers. We thought after the ceremony we might put my mom’s bouquet (which will be bigger) in the middle as a centerpiece.

Planning a wedding and keeping loved ones who are no longer with us in mind is a very personal choice and however you two decide will be perfect 🙂

Post # 7
5356 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

I’m sorry for yall’s losses.

We’ve also lost a lot. I’ve lost both my parents, he’s lost his mom and we lost both of our grandfather’s within 2 months of each other right after we got engaged last year. My grandfather was my rock, he was the only family I had left, so we will definitely be including him. He was also close to his grandfather. And obviously our parents will be included. I’m putting my parents wedding pic up (or maybe one from their honeymoon since they went to Hawaii and that’s where we’re getting married), a pic of his mom and great grandma (who we lost last year as well) and then before our grandfather’s passed away, I showed them my dress and we had pictures made, those will be on display. My engagement ring also has diamonds from both of our mom’s wedding sets. His mom’s favorite thing was seashells and my mom’s favorite flower was blue hydrangeas so I want to include both in my bouquet. We are definitely doing a bunch of things, besides pics, that will keep them in our spirits. 

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