Post # 1
i lost my grandmother 2 years ago, i miss her very much and i wanted to do something as i would give anything to have had her at my wedding, i don;t want it to be an in your face centimant but something that my family members would look at and smile, i am going to speak to my aunties and ask if i could borrow a piece of my nana/grandmothers jewellrey.
i love the idea of giving my bouquet to the longest married couple … but i will be placing my bouquet on at nanas grave
any ideas or tributes you ladies will be doing
Post # 3
My cousin had mini framed photos of her grandmothers on/around their wedding day (our shared grandmother eloped) and attached them to her bouquet. It was really sweet and I think I may do the same.
Post # 4
We’re having a Catholic mass so we have a prayer for the departed and the names of our family members who have passed. I love the idea of putting your bouquet on your nana’s grave. You could put a locket with her picture on your bouquet, wear something of hers or even have just a very small picture of her by the card box or cake table. In fact you could do something cute with that and have a few old family photos around.
From the way you’re talking it sounds like she is very much present in your heart, and will be in everyone else’s as well, even if you don’t do anything to commemorate her.
Post # 5
@Moja Milosc: also i will light a candle also having a catholic wedding
Post # 6
My grandma passed a little over a year before our wedding, so we did a candle in her honor, and also put a single red rose (her fav color and flower) on the chair that would have been hers and also had a moment of silence for all those that couldn’t be there during the ceremony. Also, my aunts and cousins wore red, to celebrate her, and my sister and I put tiny red roses in the shape of a heart in our bouquets
Post # 7
My gma passed only 4 1/2 months ago. We are doing a memorial candle.
Post # 8
I’m going to put a blue cameo locket on my bouquet with my grandfathers’ pictures in it, and I’m putting a small picture of my FI’s mom on his boutaniere.
And we’re still talking about doing a small table at the ceremony with pictures of our loved ones with a framed poem, candle and white lillies.
Post # 9
For my father and my grandfather (both died several years ago), we are having memorial candles at the ceremony, a mention in the program, and I am carrying their photos in a locket on my bouquet.
I’ve been trying to strike a balance between having them very remembered/acknowledged/woven in without making everyone too sad. =/
Post # 10
My brother passed away a few years ago and it was really hard on everybody in my family that he wasn’t going to be there for such a big day. I am not a fan of making a big deal out of the dead at weddings. I just think it brings the mood to a place I don’t want to be and I know that something as simple as a moment of silence would have me crying for all the wrong reasons on my wedding day so, my sisters each put a rose on a reserved seat for him when they walked down the aisle. It was meaningful and simple and I wasn’t there to see it and to cry about it. I also used a string and bead bookmark he gave me before he died as my “something old” and wrapped it around my bouquet.That way I could feel him there without it being too obvious. It was something that was just for me.
Post # 11
I think we might frame a photo of us (well actually me) with each of the people who won’t be there. I say me because FI’s family is really young and are all still with us. I have lost both of my Grandpas, one of my Grandmas and my aunt.
Post # 12
We’re displaying wedding photos of our grandparents clipped gently on an open frame that looks like the side of a birdcage. Hard to explain but very pretty and sweet looking. I’ll post a pic eventually when I’m done decorating it to look more bridal. We’ll have it standing up beside our guestbook and a pumpkin that says “welcome” as people arrive. We figure it’s a nice way to acknowledge them from the very beginning and the display will remain throughout the event.
I am also wearing my Nana’s diamond heart necklace, which she left to me in my dowry.