Four Ways to Remember Lost Loved Ones At Your Wedding


For many of you, one of the most beautiful days of your lives could be tainted with a hint of sadness. Parents, grandparents, siblings or even best friends who should have been front and center in your wedding are sadly absent.

Weddings are in celebration of relationships and when some of those relationships end far too soon, the hole can feel gaping. Although those loved ones may not be sitting in the front row or standing beside you, remembering them in a special way on your wedding day can bring great healing. Here are four ways to do that:

Photo by Axel & Berg Photography via One Fab Day

 1. Pin a locket of photos on your bouquet.

This beautiful and sweet way to remember your loved ones allows you to walk down the aisle with them still. Lockets can easily be purchased on Etsy or Ebay. String a ribbon through the top and tuck it into your bouquet. Simple and elegant.

Photo by Popcorn Photography via Wedding Playbook

2. Set up photos of them on the guest table.

You may not be able to dance with them on the dance floor, but they're still welcoming everyone to the party. Make sure you highlight your favorite memories with them in these photos to remember all of those sweet times. And if you become a little sad during the reception, there is no shame in grabbing one of those photos and bringing it out with you on the dance floor!

Sign by Paper Dainty

3. Set up a sign at the ceremony. 

A sweet and subtle reminder of all those we wish could be there, this pretty sign would make an excellent addition to a table. Place the programs or gifts nearby to make it a beautiful entrance to your ceremony. 

Sign by Mulberry Market Design

4. Reserve a seat for them in the front row. 

This is one of my absolute favorite ways to remember. They aren't watching you start this new journey, but saving them a seat is a sweet way of saying that you wish they were. Add their favorite flower or even a picture of them to really carry their memory.


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