(Closed) Remembering your loved ones!

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@sugarr2518: We’re doing a memorial candle as well as having a reading and having them mentioned with a small poem (also included in the program).

Also I plan to carry something on my bouquet in remembrance to each of them.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I haven’t thought of anything yet, but I am ver interested in doing something as well.  Fiance has had two grandparents die within the past 5 months, so I definitely want to honor them. 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@sugarr2518: Glad I could help!

Bump! to give this lil’ lady some more ideas! (also I love your avatar, it makes me wanna sqeeze it!)

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We are having a Empty chair (maybe decorated? IDK) and having that be noted that is the seat reserved for all the people who passed before being able to make it to this day (Im sure we will come up with better wording than that though…

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@sugarr2518:  I purchased a two-frame picture frame, and I’m going to put a photo of my pap on one side and a poem on the other.  I think I’m going to put it on the placecard table so that everyone will see it as they get their cards…I’m just debating if it’ll cause a backup at the table while everyone reads the poem…

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We did a moment of silence for family members that were not able to physically be there with us and our officiant read their names…in that same part we mentioned that the moment of silence was for those who do not have the civil liberty to get married

 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We are also lighting a memorial candle and having a short reading  and mentioning all of them while we light the candle. We are doing this instead of a unity canlde. I am also having a locket attached to my bouquet with some lily of the valley (my Nanny’s favorite flower) with my grandparents wedding picture in it because we are getting married on what would have been their 62nd anniversary!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am wearing my father’s wedding band sewn inside of my dress. I will also have a note in our program about him.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@sugarr2518: I just want to say that I love you are doing this, I think it is something that a lot of couples forget about, but it is SO importnant on such an important day.

MY Fiance and I have quite a few people that are close to our hearts who have passed, so we will have our officiant recite a remembrances dialouge and then observe a moment of silence.  In the program, we will list all of their names in the Acknowledgements and Remembrances section, with a note that the flower arrangement on the altar is in memory of: (names).  We did have to draw a line on how far back you go with listing folks, so even though I was very close to both my great-granny’s they won’t be listed… So I am carrying them with me down the aisle.  Wearing one of their wedding rings on my right hand, and tying a family cross that the other wore daily to my bouquet.  I am also carrying a lace hankie that belonged to my Grandmother.

 

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

What beautiful ideas!

At the reception we’re having a single rose in a slim vase for the five people we wish to remember at our wedding.  In front of all of those vases will be an inscription with their names and a single candle will be lit.

In the program, we will mention something about taking time to remember those who have passed before us….especially since we are getting married the week before Rememberance Day (here in Canada and the UK).

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We were both very close to our grandfathers so I would like to remember them in some way. At first I was thinking of including something in the ceremony but I took it out because I’m afraid that it will make me loose it up there (if I’m not in tears already). We may put out a framed picture of each of us with our grandfathers with a candle in the middle.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@sugarr2518:

I plan to wear my grandmother’s bracelet and attach a brooch from my other grandmother to my bouquet. There’s one other person we may honour, but we haven’t decided how yet.

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