When someone close to you passes away it is hard to imagine life without them and even harder to imagine them not being present on your wedding day – one of the most important day of your life. Of course you don’t want the wedding to feel like a memorial service, but It is only natural to want to include them in on the big day somehow.

Most of you may be familiar with the tradition of placing a rose on an empty seat during the ceremony as a way to remember, but I am here to share with you all of the other ideas and traditions that can take place to remember those we have lost.

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  • Pin photos to your bouquet
  • Set up a memorial table at the reception filled with photos and
  • Include a family recipe on the menu
  • Add a flower arrangement in their honor on the altar, then include a note about it in the program
  • Have a moment of reflection at the beginning of the ceremony
  • Light a candle for them during the ceremony
  • Offer a special favor for guests at your reception in your loved one’s memory and include a sign to explain the token
  • Select one of their favorite songs for the ceremony music or reception playlist
  • Toast to them at the reception

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~ MM~

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