Remembering Your Lost Loved Ones In Your Wedding


Let’s face it - your wedding is probably one of the most joyous occasions in your life. For that reason, it can be difficult when people you love can’t be there with you because they have passed on. If you find yourself missing that special parent or grandparent, you can do some beautiful things in your wedding to honor your loved ones. Here are a few examples we have used recently in our weddings:

1. Display a chalkboard with the names and pictures of those you want to honor. Consider writing a note about what you remember best about your loved ones, or include incredibly meaningful quotes like these:

  • “If tears could build a stairway/And memories a lane/I’d walk right up to Heaven/And bring you home again.” – Unknown
  • “Those we love never go away, even when they can’t be physically present. They walk beside us. Still loved, and still missed.” –
  • “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.” – Unknown
  • “Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.” – Emily Dickinson
  • “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.” – Winnie the Pooh

2. Reserve your lost loved ones an honorable seat. Why not place a single rose and picture of your loved one on the seat they would have taken if they could have attended?

3. Sew a fabric swatch with their name(s) into your wedding gown. Place it near your heart so they’re close with you throughout your day.

Did you do something at your wedding to honor your loved ones? Share with us in the comments.