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We all would like to remember your loved ones who have died at our weddings, but we want to be able to do it in a way that won’t open old wounds. Here are some tasteful ways to honor those deceased loved ones:

At the reception.

  • wedding reception Having a photo table is one way.This is one of the most common ways of honoring loved ones who have passed nowadays.┬áSimply set up a table at the reception with pictures of your loved ones. It is a simple, yet classy way of acknowledging those who have passed.
  • Putting a tribute in your program or mentioning their names in a speech are also great ways to show your love for them.
  • Many people have candles set out, this can make a strong statement and can show that their loved one’s memory will “burn” for many years to come.
  • Leave a seat empty for them, marked with a bouquet or a loved possession of theirs.

During the wedding ceremony

  • wedding ceremonyTake “something borrowed” to a new level and wear her wedding dress, or something that they had given to you down the isle. Something as simple as a pair of their earrings or cuff links lets you honor them without anyone knowing unless you tell them!
  • Carry one of their possessions down the isle with you.
  • Wear their wedding ring along with your own.
  • Ask the person conducting the ceremony to have a moment of silence for your loved ones as well.

Honoring lost loved ones at a wedding is a delicate process. With the many options there are still a few questions you have to think about before you choose such as: “How long ago did the person die?” “How much attention do I want to draw to the tribute?” and “What is most appropriate for that person?” For more ideas and information about these topics feel free to look at the websites below.

http://bridalguide.com/etiquette/family-friends-guests/ways-to-honor-lost-loved-ones

https://www.insideweddings.com/news/planning-design/15-ways-to-honor-late-loved-ones-at-your-wedding/2383/

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