Honoring Dearly Departed Loved Ones in Your Wedding

Weddings are a joyous occasion, a time to look to the future and share in your love with friends and family. Unfortunately, sometimes that occasion is met with sadness when couples realize those who have passed on won’t be present. It is a hard reality to face, but it creates an opportunity to cherish the memories of the deceased.

A way to remember loved ones who have passed often amounts to a very tangible memory of the deceased that can be incorporated into the day. Depending on who has passed, the way to remember them could differ. Sometimes, if it is a parent, couples reserve chairs for them regardless, or incorporate photo charms of the person into their attire or accessories - even their flower bouquets.

If couples have grandparents or aunts and uncles that have passed on, they may decide to do a memory board and attach photographs of them. Indeed they cannot be present in person, but they are in spirit. Many great Etsy products or other homemade items could be used to help facilitate this.

Other ideas might include playing a meaningful song at the reception, reciting a poem or quote at the ceremony, or marking their presence in your life by displaying long-stemmed roses on what would’ve been their chairs.