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Ideas for Remembering Groom's Mom at Wedding?

I am getting married in 2 weeks and the groom's mom passed 6 years ago. I want to do something other than flowers in memory of her. Any suggestions?

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By Dawn from MA

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August 10, 20100 found this helpful

You could light a special candle in her memory.

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August 10, 20100 found this helpful

Our mothers are never far from our hearts, especially on wonderful family moments like a wedding. My father passed away a few months before my wedding. To make certain I honored him on my special day I used flowers he loved, had special candles used on the t able where our place cards were, and used a reading from the memorial service we had for him. I have seen people put a message of thanks to their parents in the order of service/program. Enjoy your special day.

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August 10, 20100 found this helpful

We took our limo with the entire wedding party to the cemetary and the graveside of my MIL (who passed before I met my husband) and toasted her with champagne and took pictures. These are our favorite pictures from the wedding.

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We also had a memorial candle for her and my father and step father who had all passed away. We did a dove release at the church but that is a bit pricey. They may not have been there in body but I know in spirit they were with us on our special day.

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August 11, 20100 found this helpful

Thanks everyone for the ideas. I appreciate your time and thoughts.

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August 12, 20100 found this helpful

If she had a favorite song or there is a song that reminds your husband of his mother, have it played at the wedding or reception. Write in your program that the song is in her memory.

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August 13, 20100 found this helpful

redhatterb has the same idea I was going to suggest. You might have the groom's father light the candle during the ceremony, as a tribute to his wife and the groom's mother.

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August 19, 20100 found this helpful

Perhaps, instead of a dove release, you could do a balloon release, using balloons in her favorite color?

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