Post # 1
Who have passed on. My sister died of a brain tumor 5 years ao, and I would like to have something there for her. I know some people say having a candle lit is a nice touch, but my venue is in a historical heritage house and they do not permit candles without some very strict hassles. I was wondering if there is anything anyone could suggest?
Post # 2
I suggested this to another bride, and I think it will work for your situation, too: you can put a flower in your bouquet, and any other floral arrangements you wish, that is different from the other flowers around it. It will stand out and be a lovely reminder of your sister.
Post # 3
We are doing a special flower arangement in honor of our loved ones who have passed (my grandparents, FI’s grandparents, and a good friend of mine who died several years ago). It will be the only flower arangement at the church other than my BM’s and my boqutes, so it should stand out.
I have seen a few people including charms on their boquets with pictures of people who have passed. I really love the idea, but I’m not crafty enough to do that.
Post # 4
allsevenofus: My FI’s dad died a few years ago and we are putting up a sign we found on Etsy that says “we know you’d be here today if heaven weren’t so far away’ we are putting that in the reception with a bottle of his favorite liquor and a picture of My FI and his dad. we aren’t allowed candles either. it’s a simple solution and meaningful as well. although I like the idea of the stand out flower too that’s a good idea.
Post # 5
Perhaps you could carry something sentimental for her in your bouquet or sewn into your dress.
I find some of the remembrance things I’ve seen at weddings (like photos on a chair or empty seats with food) a bit morbid.
Post # 6
abbie017: I’m with you, I went to a wedding like that. I know it was important to the bride to have her mother “there” who had passed away. She put a framed photo of her in the front row so she could “watch” her get married. I don’t know, I just thought it was odd. I love the candle, trinket on the bouquet, or special flower ideas!
Post # 7
We are having a table with photos of those who were close to us. I’m not a fan of the heaven signage. Ours just says: In Loving Memory of those who are always in our hearts. In addition, I’m carrying a keepsake in my bouquet in honour of my Nana (we were very close, I saw her everyday growing up, she passed away 10 years ago.) And I’m using her wedding band as my own. Is there something similar you can carry or pin to your dress (even on the inside) that was your sister’s?
Post # 8
allsevenofus: I am honoring my mom in the following ways, which (in my opinion are subtle, and yet those that knew her/us will know right away why I did what I did).
My bouquet is purple roses, her favorite flower (as are the MOH’s, my sisters. The other BMS are carrying green roses). I will also have her rosary wrapped around the bouquet. Our accent color is green, her favorite color. A bagpiper will recess us out of the Church (she is 100% Irish, and LOVED bagpipes). The program has a small snippet on the back memoralizing her specifically, and states she is amongst others whom are not with us today.
Finally, I am having my photographer place a picture of her on a table, and that will be the forefront/focus to the picture, while I stand in the background, in my bridal gown, etc which will be out of focus. So, in essence, a pic of her and I on my wedding day.
Post # 9
My dad passed away when I was 19 and I feel it is essential to have a reminder of him at our wedding. My mom is sewing a heart shaped piece of a blue shirt of his into my dress, I will carry his wedding ring along with my grandmother’s inside of my bouquet. I also think that I will represent him with a picture or something at the seat he would have taken. Finally, my mom and I are walking down to “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You,” by Elvis, whom my dad loved 🙂
Post # 10
These are great suggestions and I think that I will probably do something of the flower variety- I also have a bracelet of hers that matches one of mine that we got when she was 6 and I was 5, I may put those on my bouquet or maybe connect them together and see if they will fit around my wrist that way. Thanks for all the help!