Losing a loved one around a wedding celebration is hard. Whether you decide to honor your loved one publicly during the wedding or in a more intimate way privately, it can be challenging to determine the best approach to remembering a lost loved one on a joyous occasion.
It’s important to consider how much attention you want to draw to this tribute and that may depend on a few things, such as how long it has been since your loved one passed, how close you were to him/her and what is the most appropriate way to honor your loved one based on their personality and what connected you two to each other.
Here are five ways, both subtle and forthright, to honor lost loved ones:
Pin their photo to your bouquet
You can attach a locket with their picture in it or a small photo to your bouquet wrap so your loved one is with you as you walk down the aisle.
Have a flower arrangement in their honor
You can provide a flower arrangement at the ceremony site in your loved one’s honor. You can even include some of their favorite flowers in the arrangement.
Partake in a moment of silence
Before your ceremony or reception begins, have an intentional moment of silence with your guests (or by yourself) for lost loved ones before carrying on with the wedding festivities.
Include a note on the ceremony program
You can add an “in loving memory” section to your ceremony program to honor passed loved ones.
Create a memory table at your reception
Reserve a special space at your reception with a table filled with pictures of loved ones who have passed away.
There are several ways to remember lost loved ones at a wedding, but it’s just a matter of determining what is the best approach to honoring that special person(s) in a way that reflects who they were and your relationship to them.
Thursday, August 15, 2019