I know it’s hard; wishing loved ones who have passed away can be a part of your special day. But here are a few ideas that lets us honor their memories in some subtle and bold ways. Hopefully these ideas give you a little peace of mind.

* Wear something – This is the most private way to honor a lost loved one and no one will even know. It keeps them close to your heart without drawing attention to their absence. 

* Tribute in your ceremony program – Its short, sweet and simple in an “Loving Memory” section.

* A Toast – It’s a great way to bring the family and friends together for a special moment of reflection and memories.

* Consider your favors – Did someone have cancer? A donation to the American Cancer Society makes a meaningful wedding favor and helps a great organization.

* Save them a seat – A beautiful reminder of the loved one you’re missing; an empty seat in their name is a special way to recognize a passed loved one. Place a bouquet on a chair during the reception or on a pew during the ceremony.

Thankfully we didn’t have to incorporate memories of a lost loved one into our wedding.  If you need to I am deeply sorry for your loss and know they are looking down on you and smiling knowing they are not forgotten.


Best wishes & happy planning-

Melissa @ Events by Missy & Company