Honor your departed loved ones by saving them a seat #Ceremony Advice#flowers#memorial#steal-this-idea March 19 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photo by Sheila Teruty There are lots of ways to memorialize lost friends and family at weddings, but this is one of my favorites. Alison and Jeremy saved a seat at the ceremony to honor their family and friends who have passed, including Alison's mother who passed away only five weeks before the wedding. Photo by Ashley Perry Blevins At Kristin and Doug's wedding, Kristin made this bouquet to honor Doug's mother, and he laid it on the seat when he entered the ceremony. You could also add in a photo if you want to personalize the flowers. For more ways to remember those not present, check our our tag archive of memorial posts. Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Julia & Brad's Presidents' Day weekend wedding NEXT A 1920s-era vintage wedding in a 19th-century Victorian house Show/Hide comments [ 3 ] What a lovely idea! 4 agree Reply Amazing idea. I lost my father when I was younger, and my Fiance lost his best friend. We are definiately doing something like this at our wedding! Reply Our usher has cancer with very low survival chances should he pass between now and our wedding there will be a seat with his picture where we intend to have him in our ceremony. We will also do a memory bouquet in his honour. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via email No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.