The ones that we love most aren’t always there to celebrate life’s greatest moments with us. Despite the happiness surrounding your wedding day, it’s okay to miss your loved one who can’t be there in person. Here are some of the meaningful ways you can remember your loved ones on your wedding day
Three Important Points
How recent is the loss? – It’s all about finding a comfort level, if your loved on passed a few months before the wedding, the tribute to them will be much different than if you have had time to grieve. Your goal should be to recognize that person, without casting sadness over your celebration.
How much attention do you want to bring? – The grief that comes with death can be a very personal matter. The fact that a loved one is not with you on your wedding day may effect you, and even some of your family members deeply. But remember to keep balance within your day, you want to pay tribute to them but not take away from celebrating your marriage.
What is most important for that person? – It’s important to think of the personality your loved on had. Did they love having the spotlight, or rather not have the attention on them? It’s important to remember the relationship you had with them and think about the tribute that best fits them.
Wear Your Person Close to You
Whether it’s on your bouquet or your clothing, it’s a way to help you feel that your loved one is close to you throughout the whole day. Many people choose to do a locket of their loved ones or if you want them extra close a photo of them can be tailored into your clothing.
Saving a Seat
A meaningful way to pay tribute to someone is saving a seat in remembrance for them during your ceremony. You can make this more visible with a sign, some flowers or even a picture. It’s a beautiful way to remember a loved one who’s not able to be with you on your wedding day.
A memory table at your ceremony could be as big or as small as you would like. The idea is to create a space to remember the loved ones who cannot make it to the ceremony. You can put anything you want on a memory table, from framed photos of your loved ones, to poems and even artwork.
Florals in place of a space
Greenery or florals on the chair or around it is a great way to make this space special for somewhere this guest may have sat! Adding a little pop of color or even some greenery goes such a long way. Maybe this guest had a special flower that was their favorite or even gave you flowers! Just a special & pretty touch.
These are just some options you can choose from when you want to honor and remember your loved ones on your wedding day. Some other ways include, lighting a candle, making a toast or playing a special song in their honor and so many more.
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