I have read a couple of blogs about how to add elements to your wedding that acknowledge a loved one that has passed on. There are actually some really beautiful ideas out there. But what about the loved ones that are attending the wedding? Make the wedding a personal experience for your guests as well by finding ways to incorporate them into the day.
How about a personalized note at each place setting? This might be too time consuming if you have a very large wedding, but a short note explaining how much you care about them, recounting a fun memory between you, or describing how happy you are that they were able to attend would be a lovely surprise for your guest. Perhaps something like this with a little handwritten note tucked into the napkin?
For a fun and personal touch, think up some funny or interesting stories about your guests, especially stories about the two of you together. You could have them displayed at a special spot at your venue or just have them written on cards at the tables. This should guarantee some laughs and could also be a great icebreaker for guest at tables where not everyone knows each other.
Find out your guests favorite songs and make sure the dj plays them. Especially songs that will get them up on the dance floor! (YMCA anyone?)
How about adding a photo gallery of family and friends? You could include wedding photos of grandparents, aunt & uncles, friends, etc. for a touching display.
If you have a few VIPs you want to feel extra special (maybe siblings or the maid of honor and best man for example) why not create a signature drink with their favorite type of alcohol and name it after them?
With a little bit of creative thinking you can find lots of memorable ways to make your guests feel just as special as you do on your big day!