Post # 1
Any of you guys have any ideas on how to incorporate a lost family member into the ceremony/reception?
My dad passed away last year and I wanted to have something special for him without it being something like lighting a candle or something-I want it to be something really special.
Any ideas and suggestiongs would be greatly appreciated !
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center
I had a memorial table at our reception that included candles, photos, and a little poem. I also had a pendant on my bouquet with his picture on it. My pastor also mentioned him at the beginning of the ceremony and we had a section in the program that listed our passed loved ones. Those are just some ideas. We tossed around lighting one of those floating fire lanterns and letting it go at the end of the night, but it was raining and wouldn’t have worked anyways! There is a ton of things you can do
Post # 4
I have seen the memorial table many times with photos. I also thought it was nice when the officiant welcomed the guests that he also mentioned loved ones that could not be there. One other thing I have seen is to save a seat at the ceremony for him.
Post # 5
The most unique and emotionally overwhelming way we honoured my parents and my wife’s brother was a professional slideshow with a song that reminded us all of them. We had it playing at the wedding.
Post # 6
im so sorry for your loss! my mom passed away 11 years (yesterday) ago so i understand trying to incorporate without making it super sad. one thing im doing is attaching small locket size frames to my bouquet with her pic and another for my uncle. http://www.etsy.com/listing/71394313/wedding-bouquet-memory-locket-holds
i also say on pinterest a girl had them attached to her heels so her dad could “walk” her down the isle
http://pinterest.com/pin/76139049922098280/ (im doing this with one of her blue dresses but probably on the inside)