Gifts, Ideas & Ways To Honor Parents, Grandparents & Loved Ones at Your Wedding

Reserved Seat for Grandparent at Wedding

When planning your wedding it's natural to keep your thoughts close to those loved ones and family that are most important to you. For many brides and grooms, it will be important to honor parents or Grandparents who may have already passed. There are so many ways to honor those loved ones you've lost...and thank the ones that help with your wedding planning and celebration.

In today's wedding planning advice post we are sharing beautiful ways to honor your loved ones at your wedding.

Until We Meet Again Wedding Parent Grandparent Remembrance Sign
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Made by: The Painted Hedge

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Honoring your Grandparents at your wedding should be simple and sophisticated. It should never feel complicated or overwhelming. We have pulled together some of our best ways to honor loved ones at your wedding.


TIPS FOR HONORING LOVED ONES AT YOUR WEDDING

#1 - Choose the right location. At your wedding, you can setup special acknowledgements to honor your lost loved ones at either the ceremony or the reception. Select the location you prefer, the one that will make your heart feel connected to those family members.

#2 - Don't forget to tell your photographer. This is a special moment at your wedding and you will want to be sure to capture it for memories. Let your photographer know exactly where your memory sign or special items will be setup so they can be sure to photograph it for you.

#3 - Hold them close. Honoring a parent or a Grandparent at your wedding doesn't need to be a public gesture or sign.  You can hold your loved ones close to you on your wedding day by incorporating their photos or messages on charms or pins and connect them to the bridal bouquet or the groom's jacket lapel.
We specialize in my making custom wedding garters and heirlooms from your family materials. At The Garter Girl, we believe that you don't have to wear your mom's wedding dress or your grandmother's veil to feel close to them on your wedding day. 

TIPS FOR GRATITUDE GIFTS PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS

#1 - Make it personal. If you want to say "thank you" to someone so special to you, make it personal. Choose something you can personalize. Whether it's a special message from you or something customized with your own handwriting, a personal keepsake is exactly what your parents and grandparents will love and appreciate.

#2 - Capture the memories. Using a legacy journal or even photo frames, capture the memories of your parents and Grandparents to make them live on within your family. These can become wedding heirlooms that get passed down to the next generations to come.

#3 - Say Thank You. The power of a written thank you note doesn't go unnoticed with parents and Grandparents. There are so many beautiful Thank You Card options available on Etsy to say thank you to those important loved ones.

SHOP PARENT & GRANDPARENT HONORING IDEAS FOR YOUR WEDDING

We collected a few of our favorite ways to honor and show appreciation to your loved ones at your wedding. From candles to to pins signs, here are some of our favorite ways to remember parents, grandparents and other loved ones at your wedding.
Remember, honoring a loved one should feel easy and stress free, so don't overwhelm yourself. It is the thought that counts, truly. 

Family Legacy Journal
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Made by: Truly Amor

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Custom Wedding Remembrance Ornament
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Made by: Jes Married

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This Candle Burns in Honor Sign for Wedding
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Made by: The Painted Hedge

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To My Grandparents On My Wedding Day Note Card
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Made by: Sarah Burns Prints

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Boutonnière Lapel Photo Memory Pin Honor Parent Grandparent Wedding
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Made by: Wedding Bouquet Charms

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Seat Reserved In Loving Memory Sign for Wedding
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Made by: Birch Nest Wedding Co

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Bridal Bouquet Photo Charm Honoring Memory Parent Grandparent
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Made by: Perfect Pendants Plus

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Grandfather of the Bride Tie Clip
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Made by: Reflection of Memory

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Mother of the Bride Definition Candle
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Made by: Aria Bella Candles

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Grandma and Grandpa of the Bride Handkerchief Gift
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Made by: Loaves Fish Fellowship

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To My Future Grandmother In Law Necklace Gift
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Made by: Zonicta Brand

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Personalized Tie Patch for Dad Grandpa Groom Gift
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Made by: Daribee Store

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Custom Handwritten Note Keepsake Letter Gift
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Made by: Tay Stewart Designs

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So there we have our comprehensive list filled with ways to commemorate your lost loved ones at your wedding and thank those nearest and dearest to you after your nuptials!

 

WEDDING HEIRLOOMS CUSTOM MADE FROM YOUR FAMILY MATERIALS

Our last and final unique way to honor your loved one is to have a wedding garter or ring bearer pillow made with your family materials. Whether it is your mother's wedding dress, your grandmother's veil or your dad's shirt, we've worked with engaged couples all over to honor their family member in a truly meaningful way that you'll love forever. 

You can see more of our family wedding heirlooms right here in the gallery. Here's a few of our recent custom family heirloom designs...

 

wedding garter handmade from bride's mother's wedding bridal veil

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Custom Wedding Garter Made For Sisters From Their Mom's Bridal Veil
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wedding garter handmade from brides's dad's shirt

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wedding ring bearer pillow made from great grandmother's wedding dress lace
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Don't forget, we have so much helpful and practical wedding planning advice on our blog. Whether it's with our our tips or our wedding heirlooms, our main goal in life is to share our expertise and help you have a joyful and stress-free wedding planning experience. You can shop our wedding garters and bridal accessories anytime.

For more of my wedding ideas and inspirations, be sure to check out my Garter Girl Loves blog series and you can see all of my wedding garter designs right here.


With love,

The Garter Girl



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