The majority of married men and women would agree that walking down and aisle and saying “I do” were life-changing moments in their lives. But a wedding day is bittersweet for brides and grooms who have lost family members or friends who were dear to them.
Incorporating the memory of loved ones lost can bring a sense of peace to a bride or groom-to-be, and it also allows those who were left behind to feel that their friends or family members are there in spirit. Here at The Plunge Project, we’ve compiled a few meaningful ways to surround yourself with subtle reminders of your loved ones on your wedding day.
A Memory Table
Along with a guest book/welcome table and a gift table, create a memory table with photos and mementos in remembrance of your loved ones. Include candles and any other items that reminds you of them.
As a subtle reminder, play a song that reminds you of your friend or family member. Include a special mention in your wedding program. A beautiful choice is “Candle in the Wind” by Elton John. “Tears in Heaven” by Eric Clapton is also a heartfelt option.
Many of us have old notes or photos that we’ve held onto from our favorite people over the years. Incorporate one of these special keepsakes by pinning it inside your gown as your “something old.”
A Touch of Gold
Do you have a piece of jewelry that belonged to your grandmother, father, or someone else in your life who has passed away? Wear it with pride on your wedding day. When you receive a compliment on the piece, you will most-likely touch it, which will remind you of them on your special day.
Reserve Them a Seat
Just because a loved one cannot physically attend your wedding doesn’t mean they can’t play a role in it. Reserve them a front row seat by laying a rose or other reminder on it. Include a poem or song lyrics which hold special meaning to you.