Lately, we have had several Perfect Wedding Guide Head Over Heels blog readers ask us about how to remember their loved ones at their wedding.
Your wedding day is a celebration with loved ones, so it’s only natural to want to include those friends or relatives who’ve passed away before you get to say “I do.”
Your remembrance of a deceased relative can be as subtle as a symbolic white rose in your bouquet or as public as a moment of silence at the ceremony.
It’s also a good idea to check in with any close relatives who may be sensitive to the death—from there, you can decide how you’d like to honor them without turning the wedding into something that feels like a heavy memorial service.
One touch we see quite often is to add a locket or photo to the bridal bouquet.
Setting up a memorial table with photos of loved ones who have passed away is a little bit larger statement, but certainly very beautiful.
Something as simple as adding a special flower arrangement on the altar and a simple note explaining its significance in your wedding program can be a sweet touch
You might also choose to light a memorial candle during your wedding ceremony
While it absolutely depends on the person you might be remembering, a toast to them during your wedding reception can be a fun, unique touch.
In lieu of a wedding favor make a donation in their memory to a significant charity; something that was a passion for the person you are remembering or an organization that they might have been associated with.
Regardless of how publicly or privately you decide to remember these loved ones; it is always a good idea to let your wedding photographer know your plans so they are able to capture these details of your wedding day.