There is no better time to remember loved ones then at your wedding.
A wedding represents a new beginning for the bride and groom, a "birth" of their new life together.
But to truly celebrate the future, it is important to remember the past, and those that have influenced our lives in some special way.
From a personal point of view, we dedicated two of the dances at our wedding to my husband's mum who had passed a few years earlier.
She loved Jennifer Rush's "The Power of Love" and Chris De Burgh's "Lady in Red" and though it was hard for him, and my sister in law, it made his mum a big part of our day.
Aside from dedicating a song or dance to a loved one, you can consider : -
A special framed phtograph
Remembering your loved one in a speech
Lighting a candle in memorial
Choosing charity pins for favours [ ie. Cancer Research pins, British Heart Foundation pin]
Suggesting a charity donation instead of gifts to your guests.
Incorporating the person's favourite flowers in your bouquet or wedding flowers, and/or leaving your bouquet on the grave of the loved one that has passed.
Also wearing a piece of jewellery that was special to the person, can make them feel much closer to you on the day.
We find that if we choose to pay tribute to those that have passed, then those moments spent remembering will be some of the fondest of the day.
We know that our loved ones are with us in spirit, but remembering them on one of the most important days of our lives is a very poignant way to say "Thank You" for helping make us the people we are.
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