Jaycee Doyle (my wedding date twin) inspired this post and she said the following "We purchased a digital picture frame. Both of our families collected photos of my dad, grandparents, friends, aunts and uncles... we scanned them, added music, and the picture frame was on our cake table. During speeches I had one of our groomsmen draw attention to the picture frame. All night we watched our guests go over and watch the slideshow. It was a great way of remembering them."
If you do not have the time or funds to get a digital picture frame, consider using the wedding photo of grandparents or other couples in your family that you want to honor.
This observance can do "double duty" in that it can be done in remembrance of loved ones and it can serve as a send off for the couple. Ask all of the guest to come outside and launch the lanterns. They are the perfect, safe alternative to a fireworks display that can provide a finale to your big day that you and your guests will remember forever! Don't forget to make a wish or say a prayer when the lanterns take-off , it is said that will help realize your wishes.
Place a single pillar candle for each person you would like to remember at the place/escort card table. Even consider using it as a centerpiece for that table. It is a muted and understated observance.
Whatever you decide, make sure that it is personal and honors your relationship with your loved one. Make it A Paradigm Shift moment in your wedding.
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