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Remembering deceased loved ones at weddings

When families gather to celebrate a new union, they welcome new members into their fold, but it can also be a time to remember loved ones who have passed on. 


Here are some ways to remember loved ones in the ceremony:

  1. You or a family member could light a pillar candle on the altar or at the place of worship in memory of the loved one.
  2. Remember departed loved ones in the program with a poem, letter, or simply a list of their names
  3. You can also use a floral display to honor a loved one.
  4. Place framed pictures of loved ones on the guest book table, reception table, altar or worship table
  5. For a personal touch, place small photos of deceased loved ones in the bride’s bouquet so that she can carry them with her
 For small, custom-made picture frames, there are a couple of South Sound jewelry artists who create stunning frames. Local artist Delaney Jewelry Designs makes charms (see photo).
  6. There are many other ways to honor deceased loved ones. Officiants, especially clergy, have vast experience in honoring late relatives so don’t be afraid to ask for suggestions.

Photo by Wallflower Photography.

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Published on March 18, 2016.

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