Memorialize a loved one after your wedding: leave your wedding bouquet at their grave

Updated Oct 22 2015
Photo by Amanda W.

We've had Offbeat Brides looking for ways to honor deceased friends and family members, AND we've had Offbeat Brides looking for bouquet toss alternatives, so we love this idea from Amanda W, which combines the two into one beautiful concept: "Rather than a silly bouquet toss, I opted to give my flowers to my grandmother, who passed a few months before our wedding."

We love the idea of leaving your bouquet at the grave of a loved one who has passed. What a beautiful wedding memorial idea!

  1. At a friend's wedding, her niece was the flower girl. THey went to the gravesite and covered her mom's grave with the leftover petals together. Beautiful.

  2. I'm cutting apart my bouquet and giving it to all of the vets at my wedding in honor of my dad who was a vet and passed in April of colon cancer.

  3. The British Royal family do this. I think they do it for deceased soldiers. I think it started with the current queen's mother honoring her brother.

  4. I've made paper flowers for myself and my two sisters/bridesmaids, as well as a bouquet for my other sister, which is sealed in a glass cloche. It will be on the head table at the reception, and then my parents will take it home, to put at her grave. She should be a bridesmaid, and just because she's not here, I don't want her missing out.

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