PHOTOS: How to Honor Lost Loved Ones at Your Wedding

Photo by: AE Martin Photography

If your grandmother spoke fondly about her wedding veil and gown and your mother wore both too, consider carrying on this familial tradition.
Find more classic

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Photo by: AE Martin Photography

If your grandmother spoke fondly about her wedding veil and gown and your mother wore both too, consider carrying on this familial tradition.
Find more classic wedding veils and gowns.
Photo by: AE Martin Photography on Landlocked Bride via Lover.ly

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Thu, May 2, 2013 10:54 AM EDT

By Carly Totten, Lover.ly

Your wedding day, although largely filled with happiness, may feel bittersweet if a loved one passed away too soon to attend. If this rings true to your situation, it's not a matter of whether or not you should honor your loved ones (we think you should!); instead, it may be a matter of how.

The first step toward deciding what feels best is to determine what they were passionate about - maybe your grandmother always spoke fondly of her veil, or perhaps your uncle loved to spend time in his garden. Next, it's time to take action on these details.

We've filled the gallery with our top eight tasteful picks for your wedding from Lover.ly in order to make you feel connect to your lost loved ones while not taking away from the joy of your day.

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