Wedding Memorial Ideas + Program Wording Ideas

Memorial Photo Ideas + 15 Program Wording Ideas

Need simple yet touching ways and wording ideas for remembering your loved ones at your ceremony? Adding a poignant statement about your loved one to your Wedding Programs is a simple yet meaningful way to share their memory with your guests. In no way depressing, the following wedding memorial ideas are for honoring your loved one--on one of the happiest days of your life. Choose and personalize according to your loved one and wedding style.

15 Wording Ideas for Remembering Loved Ones

  1. We remember and hold dear our loved ones who are no longer with us {names}.
  2. Gone but never to be forgotten.
  3. In loving memory of {names} and whose precious gifts of love and influence are forever etched in our hearts.
  4. Though she is not with us today, her memory remains.
  5. The photo {flowers} placed {on the ceremony chairs }are in sweet remembrance of {names}.
  6. Say not in grief 'he is no more' but live in thankfulness that he was. {Hebrew proverb}
  7. Their journey has ended, but they live in our hearts.
  8. An angel is watching over us today.
  9. Always and Forever {names}
  10. Memories of you fill our minds this blessed day.
  11. The song is ended, but the melody lingers on ... {Irving Berlin}
  12. Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on.
  13. Precious memories never fade and love never dies.
  14. Those we love can never be more than a thought apart for as long as there is memory, they’ll live on in our hearts. {unknown}
  15. We dedicate this ceremony to family and friends who are no longer with us.

{Need additional help wording your Programs? We've got you! Follow the link to find more examples of formal, contemporary and casual Wedding Program wording.}

Wedding Photo Table

A table of generational wedding photos, like the one at this Ohio University Wedding, is a classic idea--one that is guaranteed to bring a smile to your wedding guests.

Wedding Memorial photo idea

Tree of remembrance

In this casual Backyard Budget Wedding the bride and groom attached old photos to a tree. This idea was perfect for their rustic soiree and full of meaningful expression.

Tree of remembrance--wedding memorial idea

Photo Bouquet Charm

The bride wanted to remember her dad in their Yellow Southern Wedding with a bouquet charm that held his picture--so he could be with her as she walked down the aisle. Other photo charm attire ideas include embellishing shoes and sewing a pic into your dress.

Photo bouquet charm: wedding memorial idea

A Seat of Honor

At this Florida Beach Wedding, the bride gave a seat of honor to her mom by placing a picture of her on a ceremony chair.

Wedding memorial idea--reserving a seat at the ceremony

Ceremony Program Table

In this DIY Southern Vintage Wedding, the couple set apart their programs table with photos, candles and a simple note of dedication.

DIY memorial signs and photos

Have a favorite wedding memorial idea? Share in the comments.



I love the idea of using a lot of pictures. I might consider doing something with it for my own wedding.

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