I have kind of a different how to honour someone question. Almost 7 years ago my daughter passed away when she was 17 days old. My friends and family were (and still are) fantastic and there for me through everything. My best friend actually had a plaque set up at her own wedding saying that in lieu of favours and in honour of Avery they had made donations to Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto where Avery spent her life.
I certainly don't want to turn the day into a sad or bad emotion kind of feeling day but I do credit my daughter and her life as short as it was for helping me to become the person I am today. The experience changed me hugely for the better and I feel that she should be honoured for that. My fiance never knew her, but he has been supportive in everyway and considers Avery family now too. He would like us to include Avery in some way in our day.
My question is, how can I do it in a meaningful way that is apparent, but that does not take over the day or freak out some who maybe don't understand since they weren't around during that time in my life (like my fiance's family?) I have ordered a memorial charm for my bouquet, but I'd like to do something more.
Any ideas would be welcome. Thanks!