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Ceremony - memorial or in memory of...

Heather, on August 6, 2019 at 20:19 Posted in Wedding ceremony 0 6
Hi. My fiancé’s sister died several years ago and we are trying to think of different memorial type things we can do during the ceremony or at some other point during the wedding. Or something else we can do to subtly make her memory a part of our special day. Any ideas are welcome.


Latest activity by Taylor, on September 2, 2019 at 22:15
  • Taylor
    Devoted October 2021 Alberta
    Taylor ·
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    Hey beautiful I am not having a memorial because we have lost so many people and cant get pictures of most of them but my mom just got married and I decorated for her. Everything is fake except the flowers behind the one big picture which is his parents. The other big picture is them when he was going threw chemo,and the small one is his sister who died of polio. He had this vision and sadly there was a floral mix up but when he saw this he cried and hug me and this man doesnt cry. It was the fact I spent 2 hours making sure I honored their memory/struggles even if I didnt know them. The tractor was in memory of his dad and I added babys breath on top after the ceremony that I had taken from one of the flowers. It stayed up during the cermony and the reception and all his family was so happy to see them being honored in a simple but beautiful way. if there is alot of people you wish to honor get a big peice of wood with string lights wrapped around it and little clips and clip pictures to it and then write a loving message on top.

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  • Sinéad
    WeddingWire Admin January 2025 Galway
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    Hi Heather! It's really beautiful that you want to honor your SO's sister during your wedding. Have you made any decisions about how you would both like to do this?

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  • Tori
    Top October 2019 Manitoba
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    We are doing the memorial table and one giant candle that will burn through the evening. If you are looking to do more than that I would say to have an empty chair for her at the ceremony, or to write her down in the wedding program as an honourary BM or in general if you are noting the siblings.

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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
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    Moment of silence is a nice way to bring up in your speech to remember your fiancés sister as it will be memorable or lighting a candle with framed photo on a table. The candle lighting was done by my SILs sister at her wedding as her way to remember their father in spirit.

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  • Casey
    Master October 2019 Ontario
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    I am not doing anything in the ceremony, just a picture and possibly a lantern with a candle on the welcome table as people are coming in.

    Did she have a favourite song? artist? you could incorporate a song into your ceremony or reception

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  • Holly
    VIP June 2019 Ontario
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    We did a moment of silence we also had a memorial table at the reception
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