Honoring Lost Loved Ones at Your Wedding

In observance¬†of Memorial Day, Makeup for Your Day would like to not only extend our condolences for those loved ones that you’ve lost but also share some beautiful ideas that we’ve seen brides and families implement at their weddings to honor a deceased family member and/or serviceman or servicewoman.

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Something Borrowed..

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A great way to show your support is to wear a small memento of your lost loved one. This can be as small as your grandmother’s wedding earrings to something larger like your grandfather’s tie. These small additions are great conversation pieces to get people speaking about them and to show you care.

In writing…

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A small notation in a program or their name on a seat marker are all great ways to show, in writing, that you are including those who have passed. Carrying a small handwritten note within your bouquet or in your dress is another great way to honor them with the power of the written word.

A little light…


A candle is a great way to symbolize the passed individual. This candle can remain lit through your wedding or you can dedicate a small portion of the ceremony to lighting the candle followed by a moment of silence.


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Here at Makeup for Your Day we would love to thank all the brave men and women for their sacrifices to this country. Please tag a member of the military who you would like to honor.

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