Honor your departed loved ones by saving them a seat

"This seat is left empty in memory of those who cannot be with us today"
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.

Remembrance Flowers
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.

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  1. 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!

  2. 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.

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