Spotted: we found a sweet and heartfelt way to honor lost loved ones at your wedding. At a side table or entry way table at your reception, include a lighted candle alongside a framed sign that reads something along the lines of, “This candle burns in loving memory of those who are forever present in our hearts.” Make sure you choose a tall hurricane-style vessel — something like this would work — and a lower candle so it is not a safety hazard. Also, check with your venue to make sure you can have candles. If they prohibit real flames, use one of these instead.
I think it would also be a nice touch to include a few framed photos of the loved ones you are remembering on the same table. If you’d like additional ideas on how to honor loved ones in other ways at your ceremony and reception, read: we’ve written a larger blog post on it. Read: 7 Ways to Honor Loved Ones at Your Wedding. It has some Real Wedding visuals to give you more ideas for the ceremony and reception.
Hope it helps ♥