Post # 1
i need some ideas for some kind of memorial for lost loved ones. i’ve lost both grandpas and my dad and he lost his grandmas, one of them just today. i was just going to do something for my dad since he was one of our parents but i think he would appreciate having something for his side too. not sure if that would be too much to have all the grandparents in it, especially if more pass before the wedding. so i need some advice. should i do something for everyone? i was thinking one of those trees with little frames on them and just have a little pic of eveyone. or should i scratch the grandparents and just have something for my dad which i have this white floral corsage with a little pic of him on it. any ideas or advice?
Post # 2
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
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
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
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
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
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.