A wedding is a special, joyous celebration and will be one of the best days of your life. However, it can be a bittersweet event if you’re missing special people in your life. Whether it’s a grandparent who has passed or a parent who is divorced and can’t make it to the wedding, there are several things you can do to honor those individuals and make sure they’re a part of your wedding.
Tiny picture frames with your deceased relatives can be pinned to your bouquet so you’ll have them with you on the most important day of your life! You can ask your florist about this or simply order the lockets yourself if your florist doesn’t have them available. It’s a sweet and touching way to remember a loved one.
Reserve Them a Seat
Keep a seat free for your deceased loved ones. You can place a frame on the chair with a picture of your loved one, and include a single rose or a bouquet of flowers if you wish. This is a lovely way to symbolize how that person is still very much with you on your big day.
Prepare a Table for Them
Another great option, especially if you have several departed relatives who can’t be present, is to prepare a table full of their pictures. Light candles around the table and include a sign that says “In Loving Memory” or something similar.
Let Them Walk with You
This bride attached mini picture frames of her loved ones to the backs of her shoes on her big day. This allowed those beloved individuals to walk with her although they weren’t present.
These are just a few ways that allow you to have special individuals with you on your wedding day, and to remember them while you’re celebrating with your friends and family members that are present.