How to Memorialize Loved Ones at Your WeddingOctober 31, 2017
Weddings bring loved ones together, but what happens when a loved one has passed on? There are still ways to remember them and make them a part of your special day.
As youâ€™re selecting the right flowers for your bouquets, consider using your loved oneâ€™s favorite flowers or mixing them in with your favorites. You can even use a piece of jewelry or another item to create a charm that can be incorporated on your bouquet as a reminder of their influence on your life.
Display things that remind you of them.
Place a bouquet of your grandmotherâ€™s favorite flowers on a chair or serve your uncleâ€™s favorite side item at dinner. You can find the ideal way to integrate something that reminds you of them into your wedding.
Display their photo.
If youâ€™re planning a slide show or have an area where youâ€™re displaying photos, include them in your display. Consider using their wedding photo and adding in some other family memberâ€™s photos, creating a generational feel.
Mention them in your speech.
Take a few minutes during your reception to honor your loved ones and share favorite memories. Keep the words short and upbeat. Itâ€™s an emotional time and you donâ€™t want sadness to be the focus.
Have your ceremony at their favorite spot.
If they loved to golf, consider booking a golf course or if they loved boating or the ocean, have your ceremony somewhere theyâ€™d want to be. If youâ€™re looking for a beautiful waterfront location, consider the Destin Bayhouse. With beautiful bay views, itâ€™s sure to inspire.
Make a donation in their honor.
Trade in your wedding favors for charitable contributions in honor of your loved one. Be sure to share this tastefully with your guests so as to not create a heavy atmosphere. Contributing to a worthwhile charity or cause is a very meaningful way to remember.
There is no wrong way to remember someone you love who has passed on. Ask your family for ideas and pick the one (or more) that really resonate with you.
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