10 Ways to Honor Deceased Loved Ones at Your Wedding

Kunbi O / Wednesday August 27, 2014
Memory of Lost Loved Ones
Memory Sign by Marrygrams

As emotional as weddings are, they could be even more emotional when you are missing a deceased loved one on your special day. For me, it was my late father and I racked my mind for months trying to figure out how to honor him at the ceremony/reception. There are so many ways you can salute a missing loved one during the wedding- from a note of recognition in the wedding program to a moment of silence during the ceremony. You could even do something subtle like walking down to their favorite song or serving a special dish in their honor. I attended my cousin’s wedding last week and I loved how the couple took multiple moments throughout the day to remember their deceased fathers. At the reception, the bride surprised her groom with a slideshow full of the intimate moments they shared with their daddies (you already know I bawled like a baby). Here are a few more ways you could honor those special people.

Honoring a Deceased Loved One
Braun Photography via Ruffled Blog
Sew a Piece of Clothing onto your wedding dress
Watson Studios via Lauren Conrad
Memory Chair
Leila Brewster Photography via Style Me Pretty
Memory Candles
Sean Marshall Lin Photography via Bobbins of Basil
Charity Donations in Honor of a Loved One
Luminaire Images via The Knot
Photo Cufflinks to Honor Decesead Loved One
via Inked Weddings
Bouquet Memory Charms
Memorial Bouquet Charms via I Love Paper Kits
memory lantern
Memory Lantern – Closer to Love Photography via Wedding Chicks
Photo by Chlee Henderson Photography via Southern Productions
Photo by Chlee Henderson Photography via Southern Productions
Lantern Release
Image by Betsy Wall Photography via The Bliss Life

Like I said, there are so many ways you could honor a deceased loved one. The video below however has to be the winner.

Bride’s Special Dance from LaFrance Films on Vimeo.