How to Remember Your Loved Ones at Your Wedding

How to Remember Your Loved Ones at Your Wedding

Ashley de Ste Croix Ashley de Ste Croix
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As Wedding Season approaches fast, many future brides are starting to plan their wedding day. Wedding Days are seen as a big occasion and for many brides, they've been planning their day since childhood. Although life is complicated and some people that you planned to be a big part of your day, unfortunately, may no longer be here. It is said that your wedding day is one of the happiest days of your life. However, for many people, it can also be a difficult reminder of loved ones they have lost that won't be attending their big day. Missing a loved one on such an important day can be heart-breaking, but there are ways you can honour them, and you can always incorporate their memory into your ceremony or reception. If you are looking for ways of remembering your loved ones during your wedding, this blog post is dedicated to providing ideas and inspiration for remembering a loved one at a wedding.

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How To Remember Your Loved Ones On Your Wedding Day

Remembrance Songs

One way to remember your loved ones during your wedding is by incorporating a song or poem that they enjoyed into your ceremony. This can be played as guests are seated or during the processional. Alternatively, you could have a friend or family member read the poem or song aloud during the ceremony. If you are looking for ideas, below are some popular songs that can be used to remember a loved one:
  • “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth
  • “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion
  • “Dance With My Father” by Luther Vandross
  • “Supermarket Flowers” by Ed Sheeran
  • "If You Could See Me Now" by The Script
These are just a few ideas, but there are many songs out there that would be appropriate for remembering a loved one. If you can't think of any, ask your friends and family for suggestions.
Remembering a Loved One

Memorials of Loved Ones 

Another way of remembering a loved one at your wedding is by having a memorial table or display. This could be a place where you put photos, flowers, or any other mementos of your loved ones. You can also use this space to honour them by writing down memories or stories about them. If you're looking for ideas, below are some things you could include on your memorial table:
  • Pictures of the deceased
  • Flowers (or arrangements) that were special to the deceased
  • Letters, cards, or notes from friends and family members
  • A favourite book, poem, or song of the deceased
  • Anything else that is special and meaningful to you
If you are looking for a more subtle way to remember a loved one, you don't need a whole table or display. You could take a few of these ideas and incorporate them in a way that is special and meaningful for you. For example, you could put a photo of your loved one in your bouquet or on your boutonniere. You could also use flowers that were special to them in your arrangements. Whatever you decide to do, make sure it is something that is meaningful for you and will help you remember your loved ones on your wedding day.

Memorial Flowers 

At Magenta Flowers, we have seen many brides attach lockets to their bouquets as a way of remembering a loved one. This is a lovely way to keep your loved ones close on such a special day whilst also coming in handy if you choose to preserve your wedding flowers. Many of our brides and grooms have requested that we include photos of their loved ones that rested with their flowers during their wedding day within their preserved flowers. We also provide custom personalisation options to create pieces that are unique to you and your loved ones. By including them in their wedding bouquet preservation as well, it brings comfort to the couple knowing that their loved one was still remembered on their wedding day. There are many ways to create a wedding keepsake from your flowers that are personal to you and what you'd like to remember from your big day.
Remembering a Loved One at a Wedding

Jewellery to Remember a Loved One

One of the easiest and most popular ways to remember a loved one during your wedding is by wearing something special. This could be a piece of jewellery, like a necklace to remember a loved one or bracelet that they owned. Wearing something that reminds you of your loved ones can help keep them close to your heart on your big day. Many people are now preserving funeral flowers within jewellery to create a keepsake that will keep them close to their loved ones.
We also need to consider how the groom can remember their loved ones on their wedding day. The groom is often in the spotlight on their wedding day, and they may not have as many opportunities to pause and remember their loved ones. However, there are still ways that the groom can honour their loved ones. One popular way is by wearing personalised wedding cufflinks with a photo or initials of the lost loved one. You may also choose to include their favourite flower within the groom's buttonhole or have them also wear something they owned. This is a subtle way to include your loved ones on your wedding day and it will be a special reminder for you throughout the day.

Memorial Lanterns & Memorial Balloons

We all know that the bride and groom take centre stage for their wedding day, but a wedding is about more than just the happy couple. It is the unity of two families coming together, this is why many people choose to honour their loved ones on their wedding day, to remember their family members who cannot be with them. By taking some time to remember them on your wedding day, you can keep their memory alive and feel like they are with you on this special day. There are many ways to do this like lighting a candle, releasing balloons, or even letting off lanterns.
If you're looking to take some time to remember the loved ones that aren't in the room on your big day, but don't feel as though lighting a candle is meaningful enough, why not dig out the old home videos? This can be comforting for everyone attending the wedding allowing and adding a personal touch to remembering a loved one. This will also have a way of including their personality within your big day, hearing their laughter and seeing their smile can give the room a sense of them being there with them.
Memorials of Loved Ones

Funeral Keepsakes

Perhaps you had decided to preserve funeral flowers from your loved one, this would allow you to create funeral keepsakes that you could display at your wedding ceremony or reception creating memorials of loved ones that aren't able to be there with you. Funeral Flower Preservation is a lovely way of remembering a loved one, with many options available you can create a funeral keepsake to be displayed at special events, such as a wedding. If this isn't an option for you, then you can still incorporate flowers that you know they would like for your wedding day.
Preserving Funeral Flowers
Remembering a lost loved one can be challenging, but with some thoughtfulness, it is definitely possible to include them on your wedding day. There are many ways to do this, so find what works best for you. No matter how you choose to remember your loved ones on your wedding day, the most important thing is that it is meaningful for you and helps you feel close to them. By taking a little time to include them in your special day, you will be able to celebrate their life and love in the best way possible. At Magenta Flowers, we believe that flowers are the perfect way to show how much you care, and we would be honoured to help create beautiful memories for you and your loved ones on your wedding day.
Last Updated: 16.08.2022

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