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wedding memorial ideas

Some of us choose to use our wedding days as a way to honor loved ones who have passed away. We’ve featured many touching, unique wedding day memorials over the years including wedding memorial tables with candles, signs, poems, and ceremony wording.

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A bride’s memorial bouquet for a lost friend

Tara lost her best friend before her wedding happened and to memorialize him she added his picture to her bouquet along with some other really touching additions to her wedding.

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Monica & Paul’s traditional wedding with a broken arm

The first thing everyone notices is my green and black dress. I designed it and my friend Rachel made it, as well as all the bridesmaids’ dresses. Also coordinated to my dress was my cast I had on my left hand/arm that covered my left ring & pinky fingers! I fell and broke my hand exactly two weeks before the wedding! The designs on it were a coordinated effort from my dressmaker and a haunted house airbrush artist, with a matching “bracelet” made by yours truly.

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Undepressing wedding memorial: bouquet charms!

My future mother-in-law wants me to do something at our wedding to honor the people who recently died in our family, one of them being her husband. And then she went on to mention that she would like us to honor her mother (who died over 20 years ago). AND THEN she said that I should also mention my two grandmothers, my uncle, and my cousin who all passed away. Um, is it me, or would that make for an INCREDIBLY depressing moment at a wedding?