I decided to do the following:
- Put a memorial page in the programs
- Leave the first seat in the front row empty
- Tie his wedding ring around the stems of my bouquet
- In lieu of favors, my family donated to an organization centered around his cause of death
There are several other ways to honor passed loved ones. For example, Simply Events bride & groom, Caitlin & Phillip, who married in June 2011, choose to create a memorial table. This was such a special setup to have. It was placed in the church lobby close the the guest book. That way, guests could look at it as then waited in line to sign their name.
Meredith, another Simply Events bride, wore her grandmother's gold bangle as part of her wedding jewelry! It's difficult to see but it is on her left wrist! Look how beautiful!
Here are 5 other ways to incorporate passed loved ones on your wedding day!
- Light a candle
- Use something during the wedding that the loved one gave you
- Maybe you have your officiant read from the passed loved one's Bible or maybe you cut the cake with their old knife and server set.
- This can be done publicly or privately.
- Just make sure it does not turn into a 'funeral' style dedication
What are some of the ways that you honored your loved ones on your wedding day? I would love hear!!