A wedding is a time to celebrate, but sometimes not everyone who you wish to celebrate with can be there. Honoring loved ones that have passed can become an important part of your big day. Gone but never forgotten, make your memorial just for you or for everyone in attendance to enjoy.
Carry their images with you
Whether you pin their photos to your bouquet, add them in your cufflinks, or wear a locket with their picture in it, you can take comfort in knowing that they are right there with you.
Featured Above: Love Locket – Antique Silver, Vintage Book Locket Cufflinks
Include a flower for them in your bouquet
Have a single flower in your bouquet just for them. Whether it’s their favorite flower or just a different color than the others, this subtle touch could mean the world to you and any that knew them.
Reserve them a seat
Others may not know who this seat is for, but you will, and that’s all that matters. Place a single flower or a personal item from this person on the seat. When you look at the seat, you can’t help but remember them.
Write them into your vows/toasts
Incorporate special speeches in honor of your loved ones during the ceremony and/or reception. This is a great way to share some good memories with everyone.
Lighting a candle
A single candle on an entryway table or lighting the candle during your ceremony can be a special moment of remembrance that all can appreciate.
Featured Above: Personalized Memorial Pillar Candle
Play their favorite song
During the reception, have your DJ/band play their favorite song with a special dedication to them. A thoughtful gesture in which anyone can join in by getting on the dance floor, or just by enjoying the song from their seat.
Offer a special favor
Send wedding guests off with a token inspired by your late loved one. You can even include a sign to explain the favor.
Make a donation
Depending on how they passed, you may want to set up a donation in their memory to help fund further research. Or maybe you just want to donate to a charity you know they supported.