(Closed) Need Ideas on how to incorporate lost loved one in ceremony

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

The common things are a reading, candle or a rose on an empty chair.

Post # 4
235 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I have three to incoporate in ours…FI’s grandfather, my father, and my best friend. Not sure what we’ll do for his grandfather. We don’t want to start a “death list” during our speeches as we don’t want to get sad. I’ll be privately scattering my best friend’s hair after the ceremony, and we have a song for each of them playing during our reception, we’ll make a small announcement before both play. Maybe add a third for his grandfather. That way, it’s a more happy remembrance than a sad moment, which is what all our lost loved ones would have wanted, I think.

Post # 5
1679 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Do you want something public or private?

Some of the dress labels that you sew into the gown have a pocket for a picture…

Post # 8
146 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@sunedlyt:  We are including them on the back of the wedding program where we list the wedding party.

Post # 9
1144 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Jeannine @ Small Chic: What about having a candles with wrap labels of the ones who are not with us today.

Post # 10
937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We will be honoring my FI’s mother, his grandfather and my grandmother. There will be a framed photo of each of them on reserved chairs. Which will be moved to a small table placed on the side of the reception hall with a memorial candle. My FI’s mother passed away when he was 12 and he is still hurting from it. So no speeches will be made. Also I will not be covering my guardian angel tattoo on my shoulder for my grandmother.

I also be attaching a locket with a picture of my grandmother and I to my bouquet. Like this:

These are the cute DIY candles I will be making. Posted by a Bee named Azulu: Memorial Candles

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Post # 12
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@sunedlyt: we are laying white roses on the alter to honour our passed loved ones x2 and i am incorporating my grandmothers rings into my bouquet

Post # 13
325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We honored our grandparents by writing a sentence into the ceremony early on and having a moment of silence for them. Also all my jewelry that day had been given to me by them or inherited from them. We didn’t have ceremony programs, but if you do you can write a section that tells your guests about the jewelry (or anything else you do). 

Post # 14
801 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

One wedding I went to, they had a small table in a front corner duing the ceremony/reception with a nice framed picture, a hand written note, some candles and flowers so people could also pay hommage (it was the bride’s grandmother). I thought it was very nice and thoughtful.  

Post # 15
487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

There was a lady on here I remember saying she was going to have an extra bridesmaids bouquet and a framed photo in an empty chair in honour of her friend who had died which I thought was really sweet.

I’m kind of accidently paying tribute to my friend who was murdered – I am getting married on her birthday on the same road as where her grave is. These were pure coincidences but it feels like it happened for a reason.

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