Today, I wanted to discuss something that a bride probably would never want to happen during wedding planning—losing a loved one. A month ago yesterday, I lost my aunt due to cancer. Being a wedding blogger when you go through life’s ups and downs it’s easy to relate everything back to how you would handle it if you were planning a wedding. This can be a difficult process as you don’t want to put a damper on the day, however you want to celebrate this person’s life and what they meant to you. Here are 6 ways to honor a loved one on your wedding day:
Use or Wear something they’ve given you: Something old, something blue, something borrowed , something new? It could be your mom’s earrings or maybe grandma’s bracelet from her big day. Or maybe something that was purchased to celebrate your engagement such as champagne glasses. Grooms can even wear cuff links that once belonged to their Dad or Grandpa. Or maybe even use an old handkerchief.
Mention them in your program: This is actually real simple way to honor more than one person. And include ‘In Loving Memory of….’
Play or sing a song: Whether you want to announce it publicly or not playing a song in honor of your loved one is a great way to pay tribute.
Save them a seat: This is one of the most popular ways I’ve seen people pay tribute to a loved one…especially if its a parent.
Carry A Picture of them: Another popular method in which the bride may attach a picture to their bouquet or the groom may even incorporate wearing a stylish picture as a boutonniere.
Make a donation: Some couples chose to opt out of having gifts and ask everyone to make a donation in honor of a lost loved one or to a cause that was near to their heart.
How would you honor a loved one on your wedding day?