Remembering Loved Ones….
"Those we Love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday....
Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed, and very dear.”
After you walk down the aisle and before the ceremony readings, have the officiant welcome and thank everyone for joining you on such a joyous day. Along with this welcome include a moment of silence for the loved ones who are unable to be with you today. You can also light a candle during the service in memory of all those who are there in spirit.
You can also reserve a seat at your ceremony with a name card or photograph.
Wear a reminder, such as jewelry, a brooch, or a handkerchief. You could even have a part of their clothes sewn into your wedding gown, or wear a piece of their wedding attire like your grandmother’s veil.
Incorporate their favorite flower in your bouquet, your groom’s boutonniere, or your floral arrangements. If they didn’t have a favorite flower, you can also use their favorite color in your wedding flowers for more options or use a locket with their photo attached to your bouquet.
Play their favorite song before the ceremony or during the reception. Include a dedication with the song title in your program.
Display their picture on a photo table with a short description of who they were and what they taught you about love. Including their own wedding photos adds a special touch.
Toast in their memory at your reception, or take a moment of silence in their honor.