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Ideas to Commemorate Deceased Loved Ones in the Most Beautiful Ways!

BY Sakshi Saxena | 14 Mar, 2017

Whether it's a grandparent, a parent or a sibling- fact is, that weddings are one time when you wish the whole family was together. And when your loved ones cannot make it to your wedding because they have passed on to a better place, then it is one wish that can never come true. Here are some touching ways by which you can honour the memory of a deceased loved one at your wedding, just to remember them on your big day.

Wear something special that belonged to them...

Image via Mannat and Nikhil's Real Wedding

Your 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 Wedding

If 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 Pinterest 

Leave 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 Wedding

Anything 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 Wedding

Raise 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 Pinterest

Just a small and sweet dedication- close to your heart.

Play a dedication video/song/dance for them

Image via Candid Wedding Stories★ 4.9

Get 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★ 5

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 Wedding

Real 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 Pinterest

A candle that burns through the entire wedding proceedings, dedicated to those who have passed on. Simple yet touching.

Do something charitable

Image via Pinterest

A 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 Noir★ 4.8

Write 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 Pinterest

Their 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.

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