In spite of all the joy a wedding brings, it can also surface feelings of longing and loss for dear family members and friends who've passed away.
That's why many couples find sentimental ways to include those lost loved ones in their wedding plans anyway. Below are 14 beautiful tributes to honor those gone too soon.
Sew a piece of material from Dad's shirt into the underside of the dress.
Incorporate a piece of Grandma's wedding dress into the boutonnière.
Put up a heartfelt sign dedicated to those who've passed on.
Or honor their memory with a photo display.
Honor a special someone with a memorial tag on the program.
Keep loved ones close to your heart by wearing a locket with their picture inside.
Or if you're wearing a suit, fasten one to your lapel instead.
Light candles during the ceremony for those that couldn't be there.
Save a seat for them with a framed photo and wreath.
Wrap a dog collar around the bouquet to remember a precious pup.
Or hang some miniature photo charms on your bouquet.
You could even use a special pin or other family heirloom as your 'something borrowed.'
Carry something that once belonged to a close relative or friend, like this hanky.
Or their favorite jewelry.
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