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While we all want weddings to be all about joy and love, many of us know that wedding days can be colored by a tinge of sadness and grief for family, friends, and loved ones who have passed away and are unable to be with you on a day of celebration. Today I want to chop some onions at work and take a look at some of the saddest and most touching wedding memorial ideas I found on Etsy. This entire post is maybe a little macabre, but grief is weird that way. Have your hankies at the ready…