Giving tribute to loved ones on your wedding day is filled with such meaning because chances are, those in spirit made an impact on your life. Coming up with creative ways to remember and honor them on the wedding day is what this blog is all about! It’s okay to keep it as simple and subtle or as bold of a statement as you’d like. Check out some of our ideas below to get you started thinking!
Incorporate their memory into accessories
We’ve seen brides get creative on how they display sentimental items as a wedding day accessory! Pin small photos to your bouquet or shoes, wear their jewelry as your “something old” or add other jewelry, hair pins, or special pieces to your dress that remind you of a loved one and make their memory physically present for the big day.
Memory and photo table
A popular take on commemorating those not present on your wedding day is a memory table, complete with photos of late loved ones on display and a lit candle. This table often becomes a talking piece amongst guests as they arrive and will not be overlooked.
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Give a tribute during the ceremony
Dedicating a portion of the wedding ceremony to those not present is something that can be done in a number of ways.
Start off the ceremony with a moment of silence, recognizing those that are not present.
Add a tribute section found inside the ceremony program.
Save them a seat at the ceremony marked with a loose flower or photo.
Photo Credit: Katherine Martin
Play their favorite song
This can be done during the ceremony, reception or both! We have also had the song selections for the traditional father/daughter and mother/son dances be a tribute to a parent that has passed.
Use a family recipe
Most caterers will be flexible and make something not on their standard menu. Provide the caterer with a famous family recipe that will remind guests of a loved one whose passed. It’ll be the focal point of your menu.
Make a donation
Choose to donate to a charity close to a late loved ones heart in lieu of favors.
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For more ideas on how to honor loved ones on the wedding day and so much more, contact us!