Honouring Your Dead Loved Ones On The Big Day ?>

Honouring Your Dead Loved Ones On The Big Day

Those that can see the seats of their beloved families and friends filled on the wedding day are indeed lucky. There are countless people today who cannot see this small but meaningful sight because of a very simple reason – their loved ones have passed on. But the idea of an empty seat on the wedding day should not discourage you or sadden you: you are definitely not alone in the ordeal, and there are countless ways today to have your lost ones participate in the big day in one way or the other. Below are some of the most common applications that can be seen today: 

Reserved seats – it is very common for couples to reserve empty seats for their beloved ones who cannot attend the wedding. An empty seat symbolizes the importance of the particular person in the couple’s life – they deserve a space on this special day because they have contributed somehow to the life of one or both partners. You can further play up this by including a card or note describing who was supposed to be seated in that particular seat, or by laying a flower or two on their seat on the way to the aisle.

  • Candles Australia – this is another very common way to honour the dead. By using these you can directly include a moment that everyone will understand is to remember the beloved ones that are no more: a great way to honour and remember them. You can light them either during the course of the wedding or at the start, whichever suits you and your partner best.
    • Photos – Besides memorial candles for weddings you can also use something more personal to remember your lost ones: the use of photos. Many couples opt to create a memory table in a prominent space of the reception hall; this is filled with a few, or even many, framed photographs of all the important people who have passed on. Including photographs of you or your partner with them (instead of only including simple portraits) is a good way to add a personal and sentimental touch to the memory table. You can also opt to pin a photo of them to your bouquet (however, this is usually reserved for very important people such as parents).
      • Flowers – finally, the inclusion of flowers that signify remembrance is also a good but subtle way to honour your lost loved ones. For example, flower varieties such as pansies, rosemary or gladiolus are known as flowers of remembrance due to their meaning of remembering the dead in the flower language.

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