(Closed) What are you using in your wedding with sentimental value?

posted 6 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Blushing bee

You could leave an empty seat beside Future Mother-In-Law during the ceremony, with his name on it, and a flower. I’ve seen it done at quite a few weddings, and it is really a lovely gesture. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have my grandmothers rosebud clip on earrings. They are beautiful, vintage and remind me of her.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

my mother passed away last year during the wedding planning process.  In order to keep her with us I gave all of my bridesmaids, and myself, silver heart lockets with pictures of each girl and my mother in them (we were all very close and they all loved my mom so it was easy to find pictures).  I also had a memorial table with photos of her and other loved ones lost with the lyrics to the song “Somewhere out there” framed. 

 

I also had my now husband “escort” a corsage in honor of her to a seat in the front row and noted it in the program

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Not exactly an item but I am getting married on what would have been my friend’s 27th Birthday (she was murdered in 2007) and my wedding location is right next to the cemetary where her ashes and headstone are.

I am looking for a way to incorporate something of my grandmothers who passed away when I was 17 as well. I have a few of her old jewelry items and was thinking of maybe putting something in my bouquet (nothing really matches to actually wear). She is buried in the same cemetary though so I kind of feel close to both of them.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@Indierae: How sweet and sentimental! I had one of my Grandmother’s favorite crosses on my bouquet.  I wore my friend’s veil who was unable to attend due to pregnancy complications.  We also had a memory table with our parents and granparents wedding photos.

 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@MissMusic:  Your story made me tear up.  So sorry for your loss.  I loved how you honored her! 

@Spoonie: Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend at such a young age. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My mom passed away what will be seven years ago by the time we get married.  My father recently moved in with his girlfriend, and while helping him move, I started going through my mom’s old box of sentimental treasures.  While sifting through it, I discovered her garter, and my father and I both instantly said that I should wear it at the wedding.  Fiance and I aren’t planning a garter toss, but it will be nice knowing that it’s there.  I’m also wrapping my bouquet in a hankerchief that belonged to my grandmother, and putting a locket with a picture of my mom around it. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

@MissMusic: & 

@melisslp:

I love the idea of a table with pictures of all of your loved ones who are no longer with you. I believe I saw a post of another bee’s recap and she had a different assortment of picture frames. It was quite beautiful!

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m tying a six-pence my grandfather gave me to my bouquet. He gave it to me after we were engaged, and I tried to give it back, telling him to keep it until closer to the wedding. He insisted I keep it and I’m so glad he did, as he passed in November. ๐Ÿ™ I love that I’ll have it with me on the day. It’s not a substitute by any means, but it makes me happy.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@aaalexx: I had seen that idea before and thought it would be a nice way to acknowledge all of our grandparents (since all of them had passed).  I chose to use size of the frames to let our parents pics stand out a bit from our grandparents, since our parents are still with us. 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@AmeliaBedelia: Awwww…that is a super sweet story as well.  I think that God had told your Grandfather to do that. 

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@melisslp: I do too. I think he knew, on some level. He told me to put it in my shoe, but I want it somewhere that I can see it. I really like your photo idea, I may just have to figure out a way to do that. ๐Ÿ™‚ Our parents are divorced so that could be interesting (some are not remarried) but…we’ll see what I can come up with. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

This is our “Family Table”, our grandparents, parents and siblings wedding pictures. It was really neat because my parternal grandma died when my dad was in HS and Papaw died 15 years ago so, obviously they couldn’t make it. But luckily a picture we weren’t sure exsited of them together on their wedding day (they were dirt stinkin’ poor so pictures were a luxury not afforded to them) was found by my aunt and it was really special. Oh also, the lace table cloth was made by my great great grandma and has been used for several other family weddings. 

Oh and our cake topper is heirloom too. 14 weddings in 3 generations and no divorces! ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s lucky.  The sign was made for us by SIL, it has pages from the Bible with verses about love. It was so sweet!

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