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Remembering Loved Ones on Your Wedding Day

Remembering Loved Ones on Your Wedding Day


On your wedding day, there are always those special people you wish could be with you, whether it’s a cherished family member who has passed away or a dear friend you want to honor. Despite their physical absence, there are still heartfelt ways to keep their memory alive and weave it into your special day. Whether it’s a memorial table or a toast in their honor, our blog has some ideas to help in remembering loved ones on your wedding day. While they may not be physically toasting with you, their love and influence are undeniably present, adding an extra layer of significance to your celebration.

Light a Candle

As a heartfelt gesture, many couples choose to incorporate lighting a candle into their ceremony, in honor of those who have left a mark on their lives. Picture this: a flickering flame, not just bringing warmth to the moment but also shining a light on the memories of those who are dearly missed. Taking a moment to light a candle is a sweet and simple way to keep those special souls in the celebration, even if they can’t physically join the party.

Memorial Table

Creating a memorial table at your wedding isn’t just about remembering those who have passed away; it’s a beautiful way to celebrate their enduring presence in your hearts. Decked with framed photos, sentimental mementos, and perhaps a flickering candle, this dedicated space becomes a touching tribute to the ones you cherish most, who couldn’t physically attend the celebration. It’s a heartfelt reminder that on your special day, you’re surrounded by all who have shaped your journey. The memorial table is a silent but powerful testament to the idea that the ones we love never truly leave us; their impact lives on in the stories, traditions, and shared memories of our lives.

Raise a Toast

On your wedding day, raising a heartfelt toast serves as a tribute to those who are dearly missed but forever present in spirit. A toast not only celebrates the union of two souls but also becomes a moment to honor and remember loved ones who couldn’t be physically present. As you clink glasses and share fond memories, the memories shared become a special part of your joyous occasion. So, as you stand surrounded by friends and family, take a moment to lift your glass in honor of those who have shaped your journey and left an indelible mark on your hearts.

Wear a Perfume That Reminds You of Them

Add a subtle touch to your wedding day by wearing a perfume that holds the essence of cherished memories. Selecting a fragrance that reminds you of a loved one not only adds a personal and sentimental element but also serves as a beautiful way to honor their presence. With every fragrant note, you carry the spirit of those who hold a special place in your heart. It’s a small but powerful gesture that adds a unique layer of remembrance to your joyous celebration.

Complete Weddings + Events Columbia

Raise a glass to the ones who may not be physically present,  but whose memories are lighting up your special day in their own way! Complete Weddings + Events would love to be a part of your special day. Our expertise in capturing the raw emotion and genuine moments allows you to savor every laugh, every tear, and every heartfelt connection. Reach out to us today and discover how our services can turn your wedding day into a timeless masterpiece.

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