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« on: October 19, 2009 12:57:14 PM »

My FH and I have 1 parent between the 2 of us. It's my mom. His father passed away when he was 15 and his mother passed away 5 months ago. My dad passed away 8 months ago. It would mean a lot to me and I think him to be able to commemorate these people at our wedding. Does anyone have any ideas how we could do this? Thanks for any suggestions.
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2009 05:49:18 PM »

You could post their pictures somewhere special at the ceremony and/or reception (somebody carried small pictures in her bouquet), serve favorite foods or desserts of those you want to remember, print a few words about them and their pictures in your program (if you have one), light a candle for each of them during your ceremony. I dunno. these are just a few ideas.
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2009 05:36:57 AM »

I'm sorry to hear about your collective losses.

If you search this board there are a bunch of ideas, Sweets4ever, included small pictures on bouquets, others have posted pictures, and others have remembered people in other ways.

One thing to keep in mind is how your other guests will respond to the remembrance as you want your wedding to be a joyful occasion and you don't want to be making people feel uncomfortable. 
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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2009 05:53:51 AM »

photos are awesome..as well as maybe objects that are sentimental to maybe just the 2 of you..that would remind you of your parents.

its YOUR day..be sure to enjoy yourself..

photo ideas:
-framed photos with candles lit next to them..
-photo candles-where pictures are put onto candles
-photo locket for you to wear
-photo charms

have a great wedding Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2009 02:18:48 PM »

I have seen this done many ways, as well. I saw someone already mentioned the bouquet "button" pictures, but I saw them first here:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=277955.0

When my cousin got married, we all took a small moment of silence as she laid a rose on an empty chair (where her mom would have sat) The guests were all given bells to ring and tied to them was something like "These bells are in remembrance of my mother who, might not be here to celebrate in the flesh, but each ring is a kiss from heaven" or something like that.... it was really very special.
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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2010 03:00:40 AM »

I joined (partially) so I could respond to this. My mom died very suddenly just short of a month before I turned 12. I'm 23 now and I think about her and miss her every day. I really want to acknowledge my loss and honour her at my wedding coming up in the next year or two so I thought about it long and hard. I've decided to do the little picture charms people mentioned on my bouquet and then ask my dad if I can borrow their wedding album and get a picture of her in her wedding dress blown up then leave the album next to her photo with a small sign that says, "In loving memory of..." I thought having their photo album from their wedding might make it less sad.

Anyway, hope this helped.
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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2010 10:02:56 PM »

We just got married August 13th, 2010 & we wanted to include DH's "Poppy" (Grandfather) & my grandparents even though I didn't know my grandfather and my grandmother died when I was quite young.... we opted for Photos of them On our sand ceremony/signing table & they were also mentioned in our ceremony as well..we spoke to our minister and asked if he could do a moment of silence for them & he was more than happy to oblige! Just before he pronounced us husband and wife he stopped for a moment and said "The bride and groom would like everyone to take a moment to remember a few very special people who cannot be with us today, the grooms grandfather Larry & the brides grandparents Ada & Alexander". It was beautiful and actually brought tears to both mine and DH's eyes as well as a few of our guest!! I also had as my something old -one of my grandmothers rings & a locket that belong to a great aunt with a photo of my grandparents and Dh's grandfather tied in the back of my bouquet!!

it was very important to us- especially for "poppy" to have him included in our wedding as he was a very special person to us both!
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