While your wedding day is supposed to be a joyous occasion, there are times where the loss of a loved one may weigh heavy on your heart. We expect everyone we love and care about to be a part of our wedding, and with the loss of a parent or grandparent, their absence during your wedding ceremony may be felt. It has become a very common practice during wedding ceremonies to light a memorial candle to honor those who have passed on and are unable to be with you during your wedding day.
2. When people are coming in the front doors of where the ceremony is being held, you can have a table setup where people coming in can light a small candle in memory of those who have passed on and are unable to attend the wedding ceremony. You can include a short poem in a picture frame dedicated to the family and loved ones who are not able to attend the ceremony.
3. Take a clear glass vase and have it personalized with information about the loved ones that are missed or a short little poem dedicated on those who have passed on. You can fill these with flowers that match the rest of the wedding ceremony and place them in a certain spot so that everyone can see them. After the wedding ceremony is over, they can be brought to the wedding reception and also used as a decoration as well.
4. If the death of a loved one occurred during wedding planning or right before the wedding ceremony, you might want to get a picture frame and place that person’s picture in the frame. Add either a candle or a vase with flowers and have it as a part of your ceremony and your reception. While the death of this person may still be felt strongly, having them with you and honoring them on your special day can be quite refreshing and make things less stressful.
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