1. Wear something that reminds you of that person.
This is one of the most private ways to honor a lost loved one—no one will even know unless you tell them. This is a great way to keep that person close to your heart without drawing attention to their absence. For my wedding, I wore my grandma’s earrings and used one of her brooches in my bouquet. You can also incorporate a favorite photo, a handkerchief, or another little memento into your bouquet.
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2. Use something they’ve given you.
For our engagement present, my grandma purchased a beautiful pair of toasting flutes to use at the wedding. They became even more meaningful to me after she passed away, and I loved bringing them out for the toast!
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3. Tribute in the ceremony program.
Short and simple; include an “In Loving Memory” section in your ceremony program.
4. Light a candle.
A single candle on an entryway table or near your cake display can make a strong statement. Use a flameless candle to reflect that this person’s memory will live on forever.
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5. Have a photo table.
Many couples opt to feature family wedding photos—both of the living and of the deceased—at their reception. It’s a nice way for your guests to take a trip down memory lane.
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