WEDDING NOTES – Honoring Family Members
We find that brides often wish to honor a deceased family member by including that person’s name on the wedding invitation. While the intention is good, this is not the way to do it. There are other more appropriate ways to honor the deceased one’s memory – either privately or publicly.
To honor a deceased mother, an usher can place a white rose on the pew at the moment the deceased would have been seated. During the ceremony, a song can be dedicated to the deceased or the person’s favorite hymn sung and commemoration noted in the program.
Deceased siblings or grandparents can be honored during the candle ceremony by lighting an additional candle in their honor.
Rosemary stands for remembrance so a sprig of rosemary could be included in the bridal bouquet or attendant’s bouquets. Bouquets could also contain the family member’s favorite flower.
A contribution to the deceased’s favorite charity in their name is a nice way to honor someone you love. Make note of the contribution on your printed program.