Losing a close family member is bad enough, but it can be especially sad at your wedding. Whether it’s a parent, grandparent or sibling, you can honor their memory with a loving tribute on your special day.

They may not be standing by your side, but you will feel their presence by  incorporating a special song or message into your ceremony or your wedding program booklet.

White bouquet with jewels

Favorite flowers or a significant piece of personal jewelry can be featured in your bridal bouquet or ceremony arrangements.


There has been a trend recently of setting up a table at your reception in honor of your loved ones. This couple created a happy new memory by framing a photo of the bride’s grandparents on their wedding day 50 years earlier. A bouquet of roses complementing the bridal bouquet completed the scene.