Post # 1
My mum passed away when I was 15. I’d really like to have her present at our wedding somehow. I’ve seen people put a photo of their loved one up or reserve a chair for them.
Just wondering if you’ve heard of other ideas?
Post # 3
Beyond what you’ve already said, I’ve also seen putting a single rose in the empty chair the loved one would have sat in.
We put a little blip in our program; it was simple but acknowledged our immediate family members who had passed.
Post # 4
@Mrs Hoot: I’d get a locket, have a photo put in it, and carry that with your bouquet.
My dad passed less than 3 months before my wedding day, however I didn’t do anything.
I’m very sorry about your mum.
Post # 5
I’m sorry to hear about your mom! We used a piano as an altar (we obviously were untraditional), and had pictures of loved ones that had passed mounted on it. It was a HUGE hit.
Post # 6
Both my grandfathers passed away years before my wedding but I decided to put both their pictures in a locket it and sewed it to my bouquet the morning of the wedding.
Post # 7
My aunt passed away nearly 12 yeards ago. I miss her every day. In her will she left me a diamond necklace in the shape of a heart. I’ve had it ever since and never worn it as hearts aren’t something I particularily fond of.
So, I had the 9 diamonds removed and they are being mounted into my piave wedding band. I’ll always wear them close to my heart and although my fiance never met her, it means so much for him to be re-gifting this love to me.
Post # 8
All of my wedding jewelry was given to me or inherited by me from passed relatives. We also held a moment of silence as part of our ceremony for those who could not attend. At another wedding I attended they had a beautiful memorial candle burning right up front by the altar as if the deceased grandmother was standing up with the couple. The sweetest part was that the children of the deceased, those being the bride’s mother and uncle, had a small processional down the aisle to light the candle. And it was explained in the program.