8 Thoughtful Ways You Can Honor Lost Loved Ones on Your Wedding Day (Part 2)

There’s no one else we’d want more at our weddings than the people we love even if they have already passed on. They might not be with us physically, but they will always be in our hearts. On your wedding day, it will always be so meaningful to honor their memory as well. We’ve written about 8 Thoughtful Ways to Honor Lost Loved Ones on Your Wedding Day and as we commemorate All Souls Day, we rounded-up more ideas from real weddings that pay tribute to departed loved ones. No matter how you choose to celebrate your wedding day, your loved ones are surely looking down on you with a smile! Keep reading for inspirations to consider.

8 Thoughtful Ways You Can Honor Lost Loved Ones on Your Wedding Day (Part 2)

Save Them a Seat at the Reception
A way to honor your loved one is by reserving them a seat at your celebration. While they may no longer be with us, we can keep their memory alive by saving them a seat at the table. Their spirit and memory can still be your VIP!

Photographer: Myio Okamoto / Real Weddings: An Intimate Garden Wedding with Blue Accents


Make Your Wedding Date a Tribute
If it’s possible, you could even set your wedding in time for a significant date to your loved one. It could be their birthday or wedding anniversary. This will make your wedding date even more meaningful for you as couple and your families.

Photographer: Mark Melano Films / Real Weddings: This Couple’s Wedding Date Was a Loving Tribute to the Bride’s Late Parents


A Decorative Tribute
Apart from a seat at the table, you can pay homage to your dearly departed family members by creating a decorative tribute. This outdoor wedding gives us a great idea of how to utilize your surroundings. Putting up photos and maybe even items that were valuable to your loved one are great elements to add to your wedding.

Photographer: Harana / Real Weddings: This Couple Had a Beautiful Rustic Wedding in the Groom’s Backyard


Include a Quote and Their Photo on Your Wedding Bouquet
Wrapping their photo with a heartfelt quote around your bouquet makes it feel like they’re also walking down the aisle with you. This is another personal way to honor their memory especially if you want your tribute to be simpler and much more closer to you.

Photographer: Law Tapalla Photography / Real Weddings: A Magical Garden Wedding with Fairy Lights and Rustic Pink Florals


Find Old Photos of Them You Can Include in Your Official Wedding Pictures
If you can rummage for photos of your loved ones, it would be great to include them in the official wedding photos. Some couples opt to carry pictures in frames while posing for the camera, while others include the photos as part of the special details.

Photographer: PaperProject / Real Weddings: This Couple Stayed Calm and Optimistic Despite the Rainy Weather


Create Meaningful Accessories in Their Honor
You can also be extra creative by opting for different kinds of accessories where you can incorporate their photos. A detail to wrap around your bouquet, wear as cufflinks, or maybe even as part of the wedding dress. These pins are a great idea especially if you want to include more than one photo.

Photographer: Toto Villaruel / Real Weddings: This Couple Set Sail on a Yacht for Their Intimate Wedding Ceremony


Wear Their Photo as Part of Your Wedding Attire
Another way to keep their memory and spirit close to you is by wearing a special piece that represents them. Grooms can wear pins or boutonnieres with photos, while Brides can wear lockets. This is also something you can have with you throughout the entire event, and also keep afterwards.

Photographer: Parkershot Studio / Real Weddings: Fall in Love with This Beautiful and Heartfelt Wedding in Cavite


Incorporate a Family Heirloom in your Decor and Styling
If you have a treasured family heirloom, why not give it a special moment in your wedding? Just like this couple’s family who manufactured jeepneys. They chose to utilize an original 1955 jeepney as their bridal car to honor their family’s legacy. Try to find a piece that represents who you are and make it part of your wedding!

Photographer: Oak St. Studios, Michaelangelo Photography / Real Weddings: This Couple Chose an Original 1955 Jeepney as Their Bridal Car
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