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In the african coulture you do libations. You say a simple prayer to all of the family friends that passed away and pour water into a plant or into something that can benifit from it. We will do that in memory of my mother who also passed away from colon cancer and our daughter who passed away from SIDS. You could do a picture and a special sand ceremony and present it to the FMIL with a nice poem

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This is a very important part of the ceremony to me, my father passed away last August of Cancer also. Evertons younger sister also passed away suddenly the year before that, so it is important to us to honour these important people in our lives. We are saying a irish blessing and at the end of it we are having our mothers ring a tiny bell to remember them, I also like the idea of the empty chairs, maybe we will place the bells on the chairs. I will also be wearing a locket with my fathers picture in it.

 

I am sorry for all of you who have lost your loved ones, I know how difficult it is.

 

Kelly~

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Originally Posted by Stephanie 525 View Post
My dad passed away when I was 17 and my sister just got married and honored him at her wedding. I am not sure where she got her "traditional" idea from but she left a seat open for him and then ,when my mom walked her down, she put a white lily on the seat. So my sister carried her flowers and my mom had the lily. We did have to get after my mom because she put her purse on the seat BangHead.gif
She also had read that a sunflower was another flower recommended. I am sure there is symbolism behind the two flowers I am not sure what that is.

She made mention of it in the program so she didn't put a sign up. I like it better that way- seemed classy.
omg, I love that - the white lilly. I seriously teared up - and (because I'm cold and heartless) I rarely do on this forum. That's absolutely beautiful. And then you made me laugh when I read that your mom put her purse on the chair. haha.

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I really love the pure white lily idea. I think it's really sweet and simple and won't draw too much attention to it, I mean, it supposed to be a happy day.

 

I also plan on doing the flower photos.

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I very much like the idea of the chair with the simple flower.

 

Here is something mexicomelissa did for her FI that I found in another post that made me cry:

 

Originally Posted by mexicomelissa

John's mom passed away when he was young and he doesn't have any pictures of her or anything and wanted to do something to remember here at our wedding - so I tracked down a picture of her (I had to send it away to get it restored and have 2 other people removed from it, but it turned out really nice) and bought a beautiful frame and got it engraved with;

 

"She looks down from heaven

With the angels above

On our wedding day

Mom sends you her love."

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