(Closed) Need ideas on a way to honor deseased/ passed away loved ones

posted 9 years ago in Family
Post # 16
2693 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

In Oct. we attended a wedding where the bride had recently lost her grandfather.  They reserved a special chair for him (different than the ceremony chairs…it was actually a chair he had made).  it it they had put a framed picture of he and his wife on their wedding day, and a folded jacket of his that he always wore.

When I lost my great-uncle in December, Fiance said to me “we can reserve a chair for Uncle Savy at our wedding…we’ll put his picture on it”.  So, that’s what we’ll do!

Post # 17
902 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’ve seen on a couple bridal pages where they do a special table with candles and prayer cards/frames and pictures of those who have passed, giving everyone a chance to stop and have a moment and such.

Post # 18
802 posts
Busy bee

There are already a lot of sweet ideas. Is he close to another family member, who can make a speech on behalf/in memory of his mother? Perhaps you could also incorporate some of her stuff into your end, something borrow maybe? Like a piece of jewelry, or lace on her wedding dress as the wrapping on your bouquet, or her veil? You probably want to incorporate vintage pieces from your family already, but perhaps having a small something from her might make your Fiance feel special. 

An idea for incorporating other loved ones could be making a brooch bouquet (assuming they had some) by borrowing pieces from family members that belonged to your loved ones who passed away. You could even start a tradition this way, and pass down the bouquet to other brides in your family who want to incorporate the deceased into their weddings.

Post # 19
21 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

In addition to what @Christina and Will has said, it is possible to make a donation to a charity in return for wedding favours such as a pin or broach? I have seen this done and is a nice touch as it shows guests that you are thinking about that person in all aspects of your wedding and also benifits your chosen charityx

Post # 20
929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Sunset Harbour

We’ll be doing a table with pictures of loves ones in wedding attire – or pictures from their own wedding day. I’m thinking of making up escort cards for them to place beside the pictures also.

Post # 21
85 posts
Worker bee

Put a dedication in your program, Im of the less is more on this subject.  I married a man whose mother died when he was 13 and having chosen to want to be his mammas boy forever, he could not get on with his life.  No matter what I did.  I even had his mother’s grave “brightened” cleaned, put in new stones around, weeded, planted flowers…I hope you will not have the same problem but doing a toast or anything else at the reception becomes a big downer.  Its about you now, if he insists, he can make a toast at your Rehearsal Dinner.  You are doing enough, truly.  

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