How To Honour A Lost Loved One At Your Wedding
Wedding planning is seen as a fun and fluffy process full of rainbows and beautiful gowns. However, it can also be one of the most stressful times of anyone’s life – yup that’s right, never did you think you and your future partner could spend hours fighting over napkins. As important as all of those little things feel - the truth is none of it will matter on the day. While it might seem that a wedding is all about the couple and their special day, in reality, weddings are a time of celebration with your loved ones and friends, so it’s only natural to want to include those who have passed away.
It’s lovely to be able to incorporate a little something into your day to show your missing them however; it's crucial to find the right balance of remembering them whilst not dampening the joyous mood of the festivities. It’s natural to get a little sniffly, however we don’t want to see too much ugly crying on the happiest day of your life! All in all, whilst missing them is sad, it shouldn’t overpower your day.
Have a sip... or two (we’re all friends here, we won’t judge) of their fave drink
As mentioned above it can be hard to find the right balance between touching and heavy, of course it’s important to remember your loved ones however, it is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life so you don’t want to be all snotty nosed and down in the dumps. This memorial canvas is one of our faves here at Bride & Groom Direct, adding a light hearted feel to a sensitive topic. A gorgeous chalkboard style canvas with both a modern and script font spelling out “Share a Toast – Wish you were here”.
A photograph of their ever so lovely face
Another lovely way of expressing your love for a relative who has passed away is through a photograph. This adds a personal touch to your day, sometimes a photo can speak a thousands words putting a smile on everyone's face. Why not use a memorable photo like one of them on their wedding day – allowing all of your guests to take a trip down memory lane.
A few nice words
Maybe you don’t have a photograph or you wish to honour several loved ones who have unfortunatley passed – if so, a canvas with a quote such as “We know you would be here today if heaven wasn’t so far away” is a great idea. Why not reserve and honour a seat at your ceremony and place the canvas on the chair?
A burning candle
Another popular option is a burning candle through the reception to signify their remembrance of a loved one who had passed. This elegant chalkboard style canvas will look beautiful displayed alongside a burning candle and some photos.
Carry them with you
Some people want to keep their loved ones close to their heart, which means that a great way to remember them is by carrying them around for the day. By this we mean adding a photo of them to your buttonhole, your bouquet or perhaps within a locket that you wear.
Everyone has a loss at some point in their lives and knowing that someone special to you isn’t there for your big day can be hard. But, thankfully, there are ways that you can honour them and keep them alive in your thoughts. This could be something simple, this could be something more obvious or it could be a discreet nod to their memory. No matter which way you do it, they will be with you every step of the way.
How will you be remembering a loved one on your special day? Let us know in the comments.
However you decide to celebrate their memory, you'll find lots of inspiration in the wedding accessory collection.