What are some good ways to honor a deceased or Absent relative?

My FH's mother is deceased and his grandmother, who is very important to the family, is too ill too travel to the wedding. what are good ways to honor them?

I have thought of: Putting up framed pictures of them @ the reception with a note or
on the invitation or
Putting a note about their absence somewhere on the invite ( and then, how to word?)
or putting up their pictures with a note on our website.

which do you think is best? any other ideas?


thanks!
Posted on February 6, 2008 at 7:59 am
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I like the little tiny picture frames that you can use on your bridal bouquet to show a photo of them. I'm going to do that for my dad.
Posted on February 6, 2008 at 8:01 am
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For my FI's mother we are putting a memoral table with a photo,candles,and flowers....the candles will be a big pillard in a memoral holder made for our wedding,and three thin white ones. My FI,his dad,and his sister are going to light the main candle with the three others at the same time. Hope this helps
Posted on February 6, 2008 at 8:07 am
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I've also seen weddings where, when a parent is deceased, the bride and groom leave a seat at the ceremony empty and decorate it with flowers to signify their presence. I plan to have a "heritage" table at the reception with sepia toned pictures of all the deceased grandparents and uncle. I'm trying to find old wedding pictures of the grandparents (all are deceased) to use.
Posted on February 6, 2008 at 8:19 am
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Posted on February 6, 2008 at 8:24 am
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At the beginning of our ceremony after the processional and greeting, we are planning to have my two brothers and two relatives on his side to light the memorial candles we're going to have for my mom and grandmother & his grandparents. After the lighting of the candles, our parents will say a short prayer for them.

In my ceremony program, I put a sentence or two explaining about the lighted candles and who they are for. Also that they are here in spirit.
Posted on February 6, 2008 at 9:16 am
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Posted on February 6, 2008 at 12:07 pm
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We are going to have a small picture & candle-lighting at the beginning of our ceremony to remember my Dad and Grandma. I like Paddysgirl's idea though. Do you have a picture of what it would look like?
Posted on February 7, 2008 at 1:12 pm
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Posted on February 8, 2008 at 5:41 am
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This is more private than I think the OP had in mind, but I am giving FI photographs of his grandparents (whom he adored) in a small folding frame on the morning of our wedding. That way, he can carry the photos in the pocket of his coat when we are married. It's a small thing, but I know it will mean a lot to him...
Posted on February 8, 2008 at 6:01 am
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Thanks Kohler44! I'm going to do that for my wedding too, love that idea!
Posted on February 8, 2008 at 6:25 pm
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it's great to read everyone's ideas.

I want to be careful because I really like FH's father's wife (guess that makes her my FSMIL!)
and I don't want to make her uncomfortable in any way.

Right now, I am leaning toward memorial table with pictures and a page or memorial on the website.
Posted on February 9, 2008 at 2:49 am
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Posted on February 11, 2008 at 12:22 pm
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so helpful :o) awesome!


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