Jyl
Savvy June 2020

Memorial for family

Jyl, on March 23, 2020 at 11:21 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 1 15
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Help: I am trying to figure out a great way to pay tribute to my fiance's parents that have passed.

I have known them from childhood, his mother being how we found each other again.
I bought him a lapel pin with their pictures and statement of "I know you'd be here if heaven wasn't so far away" But it doesn't seem enought to me!Any ideas please and thank you!

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Latest activity by Cyndy, on March 24, 2020 at 4:04 PM
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    Super October 2020
    Leslie ·
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    Photos, candles, recognizing them during a toast.

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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
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    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    The lapel pin is so thoughtful! I’d ask him though if he wants to honor them in some way or not. My hubby’s mom passed away over 7 years before we met but he didn’t want any photos or even a moment of silence during our ceremony. He was concerned it would make him or his brother too sad and he only wanted joy on our wedding day. I respected his wishes.
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  • Dierdra
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    Dierdra ·
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    Memorial for family 1 this is what we are doing


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  • Trisha
    Super October 2020
    Trisha ·
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    We'll Be Having A Memory Table Dedicated To Our Loved Ones. Consisting Of Their Pictures, Candles, Etc.

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  • Cyndy
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    Cyndy ·
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    I also bought my husband a lapel pin with his parents on it and he LOVED it. During our ceremony our officiant recognized a few loved ones that weren’t with us. We had saved seats in the front rows for them and then we carried single white roses over and laid them on the chairs. It gave us a minute to acknowledge them during a very special time for us. We also had a memory table.
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  • Jyl
    Savvy June 2020
    Jyl ·
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    That sounds beautiful!
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  • Jyl
    Savvy June 2020
    Jyl ·
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    I am surprisingly him with the pin, the night before, I also spoke to his brothers before I purchased it. They think it would be very important to him. We will be listening to "Holes in the floor of Heaven"
    He was very close to his parents and are sad to know they can't see our love come full circle. I want him to feel no matter what his parents are still with us on our day.
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  • Jyl
    Savvy June 2020
    Jyl ·
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    That's a good idea as well!
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  • Jyl
    Savvy June 2020
    Jyl ·
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    That is Beautiful and a great idea /!
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  • Jyl
    Savvy June 2020
    Jyl ·
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    I hadn't thought of the flowers that would be a beautiful tribute.
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  • Jyl
    Savvy June 2020
    Jyl ·
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    That is a beautiful idea.
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
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    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    The pin is wonderful. Just be sure to ask what he’s comfortable including on your wedding day. I thought the same thing but glad I asked my hubby first! He was so close to his mom he *couldn’t* bare to have obvious mementos of her at our wedding. He would have been too upset. I just think it’s important to ask first.
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  • Katharine
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    I'm going to have pictures of my grandfather and brother with a few candles at a special table with a sign saying "In Loving Memory of those who cannot be here today, but are forever present in our hearts." Also, planning to dedicate a song to them.

    My father is alive, but unable to attend due to health restrictions on flying so I'm also looking at carrying a small locket with his picture along with my bouquet.

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  • Katharine
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    I love, love, LOVE the chairs and roses idea. I might add that to our ceremony.

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  • Cyndy
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    Thank you. It was very important to my husband and to recognize his parents and our guests loved it. Not a dry eye around after that.
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