Sentimental Wedding Ideas: Remembering Loved Ones

One of the hardest wedding-planning decisions is choosing the perfect way to remember loved ones at your wedding. It can be challenging not having someone you love by your side on one of the most important days of your life, but these creative ideas for acknowledging those who are there in your hearts are an amazing way to pay tribute to the incredible people who have impacted you and your partner. 

Here are 5 sentimental ideas for remembering loved ones that we’ve seen at our four Massachusetts wedding venues:

1. The Love That Built Us

A sweet way to acknowledge loved ones, both living and passed, is to decorate a table with picture frames of “the love that built you”. This could include photos of your parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, parent-figures, siblings, pets, friends, etc. This is a unique way to honor those who have passed in a celebratory way.

The Love That Built Us Memory Table With Gold Frames
Nicole Pelissier Photography

2. Embroider Your Dress

Embroidering a sentimental quote, prayer, or words of wisdom along with the names of passed loved ones into your wedding attire is a special way to have those you love most right by your side as you walk down the aisle to your forever.

Embroidery On Inside Of Wedding Dress For Passed Loved Ones
Andrew & Jaclyn Photography

3. Save a Seat

A unique idea for remembering loved ones at your wedding ceremony is to save them a seat by placing a picture frame or a sentimental piece of memorabilia where they would have sat at your wedding. As you look out at your guests, you’ll see your loved one right there with them.

Save a Seat At Your Wedding Ceremony To Remember a Loved One
Neilan Media
Save a Seat At Your Wedding Ceremony For Lost Loved One Boston Sports Fan
Jill Markley Studio

4. Bouquet Charms

Tying photo charms of the remarkable people who have impacted your life to your wedding bouquet is a beautiful way to carry them close to your heart on one of the biggest days of your life. Coordinate with your florist, as they can attach the charm with a beautiful ribbon so it will stay put throughout the day. 

Once Like a Spark Photography
Memorial Charms for Bride's Wedding Bouquet
Jeannette Fuller Photography

5. Roses

Using singular roses in your color scheme to symbolize each loved one who has passed is a simple and elegant way to showcase those who could not be with you on the wedding day. 

Roses Memorial Table for Honoring Passed Loved Ones At Wedding
J Brum Images

Although challenging, acknowledging those who are there in your hearts allows you and your guests to experience the day with the ones you love most right by your side.

Head over to our Pinterest to see more sentimental memorial ideas for your wedding day!

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