(Closed) Unique memorial table ideas??

posted 5 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Which option?
    just pictures : (1 votes)
    9 %
    just objects : (0 votes)
    a mix of pictures and objects, whatever we can get to represent that person : (5 votes)
    45 %
    scrap the whole memorial table idea : (5 votes)
    45 %
  • Post # 3
    46592 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @roguehnp2005:  You could do a simple sign with maybe one candle and a list of people’s namesNeed decorating Ideas for Memorial Candle display at reception :  wedding candle display memory Wedding Candle Set Up 002

    a floral wreath with a similar sign


    Post # 4
    31 posts
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Whatever you do, you might want to make sure it is alright with the rest of your family or friends. I wanted to do something to remember my grandmother and my FI’s aunt, like displaying their pictures with a candle. After I talked with my grandpa and his family, they said the losses are too fresh and seeing their pictures would just make them feel sad the whole day. We have decided to just do a candle with a more general statement “In honor of those who are here in spirit” or something like that. A friend of mine had a chair reserved for her father who passed and her mother was so upset the whole wedding. They didn’t think it would be so upsetting since he died several years ago, but everytime her mom looked to her side, she saw an empty chair where her husband should be.

    I’m not trying to be rude, I just would hate if you accidentally upset those attending your wedding by reminding them of their loss.

    Post # 5
    119 posts
    Blushing bee

    @kl6294:  I totally agree, I had a friend do the chair and a flower for his mom, basically everyone cried because of it!!


    my dad passed away about 2 years ago, I am taking one of the shirts he wore all the time that is blue and cutting a heart and having it sewn to the inside of my dress, not obnoxious/in your face/ make everyone cry, but Fiance and I will know it’s there and it is important to me.

    Post # 6
    2731 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @roguehnp2005:  The objects idea sounds cool, but I agree with PPs that it might just upset some people. If the deaths have happened long enough ago, and everyone has pretty much made peace with it, then go ahead and do that. More recent deaths, I would not do that.


    I know you said you don’t want to do candles, because they’re overdone, but that’s what we’re doing. They’ll be up on the fireplace mantle, so they’ll be kind of out of the way. People might not even know what they were for if they didn’t go up to them and read what they say, and that’s fine. They’re really there more for us, than to be a display for all our guests. 

    ETA: I just thought of an idea. If you want to do the objects, you could display them around the room, a little more organically, rather than having them all on a table, if that makes sense. I feel like having them be a little more subtle will make it less likely that someone will get really upset about it.

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