Ideas to Commemorate Deceased Loved Ones in the Most Beautiful Ways!
BY Sakshi Saxena | 14 Mar, 2017
Wear something special that belonged to them...
Image via Mannat and Nikhil's Real WeddingYour grandma's nath, your mother's bridal lehenga anything that has a history and has been passed down generations- it's something you can treasure and will always be close to your heart. Real Bride Mannat wore a 100 + plus year old suit for her mehendi, woven in real gold, that had been passed down generations for years from her mum’s side. It was something one of her (many great) grandmother had worn on her wedding day.
... or just include a part of it in some way
Image via Dayaneet and Rudy’s Real WeddingIf it's not possible to wear the exact same outfit, you can even just include a part of it in one of your outfits. Real Bride Dayaneet's mehendi outfit was created using her late grandmother’s Benarasi brocade which she got made into a chic waistcoat.
Leave a chair for them
Image via PinterestLeave a chair or a few chairs for your loved ones who are no longer with you. You can put up photos or just a sweet touching message.
Use something that they gifted you at your wedding
Image via Mihika and Siddharth's Real WeddingAnything from jewellery to even say clothes- you can always get it included in your wedding outfit or decor in some special way. Be it earrings gifted to you or hanging something special in the decor- it's a special way nonetheless. Real Bride Mihika made sure all the jewellery she wore at her wedding were things that were gifted/ belonged to her grandma- no matter how simple they were!
Raise a special toast to them
Image via Henna and Ashish's Real WeddingRaise a special toast to those- say a few words and remember them for not just sad, but happy tears as well!
A special lapel pin
Image via PinterestJust a small and sweet dedication- close to your heart.
Play a dedication video/song/dance for them
Image via Candid Wedding StoriesGet a special dedication video made for them- any one offering editing services can make one for you or you can DIY it if you even know basic editing. It's a touching way to make sure they are included in your big day. Or you could also play or dance to one of their favourite songs!
A special remembrance plaque
Image via Hari Kiran Agnur
This bride made a special place for her deceased loved ones by leaving a printed and framed dedication for them on a table- simple and sweet!
A corner setting dedicated to just them
Image via Tania and Kabir's Real WeddingReal Bride Tania made sure they remembered loved ones who could not be part of her big day, by having a special corner setting dedicated to them- with a simple message and some photographs.
Light a candle to remember them
Image via PinterestA candle that burns through the entire wedding proceedings, dedicated to those who have passed on. Simple yet touching.
Do something charitable
Image via PinterestA very noble gesture, something that's going to benefit those in need too! You can choose to donate to a cause close to the heart of your deceased loved ones.
Release balloons with touching messages for them
Image via Weddings by Studio NoirWrite some touching messages for your loved ones and release them to where they are. A memory you till treasure forever.
Give some favours that mean something
Image via PinterestTheir favourite mithai, or just some seeds or saplings that people can plant in their honour! For more sweet and touching ways, read the post here.