(Closed) What to put on sign near escort cards… is this too morbid?

posted 6 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Should I tell my guests the true meaning behind the elephants?
    Yes, people will not fully understand why you chose elephants. : (14 votes)
    31 %
    No, that's morbid--try to keep things light and happy. : (6 votes)
    13 %
    No need to explain either way. : (25 votes)
    56 %
    Other [explain] : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    1830 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @PrincessBride27:  I wouldn’t write anything just use them and maybe put a photo of your grandma on the table with the place cards, no one needs to know why you went with elephants but everyone in your family will know and love the fact that you included her memory in your day.

    Post # 4
    703 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    i think the elephants are super cute! i dont feel like you need to tell anyone why you chose them but at the same time i think the story behind them is nice and not morbid at all… so if you wanted to tell them the story i say go for it 🙂

    Post # 5
    1024 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I voted other because it’s not morbid, it’s just that an explanation is a little unneccesary. I really like your idea though! 

    Post # 6
    405 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    sweet idea, just go for it, as long as you/ your loved ones know the meaning

    Post # 8
    1877 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @PrincessBride27:  I agree that there is no need to explain their use, but that they are just fine to use.   

    Post # 9
    1555 posts
    Bumble bee

    I don’t think you need any description. I think people that don’t know the background would think they were cute. But if you wanted to say something, maybe “These elephants represent my grandmother who is no longer with us. They were her favorite animal.” And then have a picture of her. But I really don’t think a desciption is necessary. 

    Post # 10
    38 posts
    • Wedding: June 2013

    If I saw them at a wedding I was attending I’d just think they were cute and figure that was why the couple wanted them and that maybe they like elephants.  Who doesn’t?  Unless it’s really important to you that they know, I don’t think you need to.

    You could always have your MC mention that they are in memory. 

    Post # 11
    6355 posts
    Bee Keeper

    The last thing on my mind is when I see elephants is “morbid.”

    Mentioning that they’re in remembrance of your grandma doesn’t make me think of death either, it makes me think of the good relationship you must have had with your grandma and also the cycle of life through the generations.

    These are lovely and not morbid at all.

    I really thought this thread was going to involve something with skulls or “death do us part” or something.

    By The Way if you just have elephants and don’t mention why, I’m going to assume that you like elephants, and move on. It really wouldn’t strike me as “odd.” Either way you go about this will be perfectly good.



    Post # 12
    882 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I don’t think there is anything wrong with mentioning that the elephants are meant to honor your late grandmother. I think it is a sweet touch. It’s no more morbid than people who honor family members who have passed in other ways. A wedding is about celebrating urge beginning of your union with loved ones. Just because they can’t be physically present doesn’t mean you can’t include them in a special way. 

    Post # 13
    7208 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @PrincessBride27:  I actually really like that you’re using them because of your grandmother. I would put something like “Bride’s grandma, Grammie, loved to collect elephant figurines. We hope you enjoy this sign of good luck in her memory.” I don’t think mentioning her is morbid at all. 

    Post # 14
    1670 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @PrincessBride27:  You don’t have to explain anything, you could just put “lucky in love” or nothing at all!

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