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From private nods to public tributes, here are ten ways to pay your respects on your wedding day.

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Kristen O'Gorman Klein

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Honoring Lost Loved Ones

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From private nods to public tributes, here are ten ways to pay your respects on your wedding day.

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One of the greatest issues couples struggle with when planning their wedding is how to honor a lost loved one. Whether you choose to acknowledge this person's absence publicly for your guests to share or privately for you alone, deciding how to do that can be challenging—you want to strike the right balance between acknowledging that loved one and fostering a joyous mood for your happy occasion.  

I've been there—my grandmother passed away four months before my wedding, so this was a big issue for me in the months leading up to it. I wanted to include my grandma, because she played such an important role in my life, but I didn’t want to dampen the celebratory spirit of our wedding.

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