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11 Sentimental Wedding Ideas to Include in Your Big Day

Weddings are an emotional day – after months of planning, you’re finally getting to say ‘I Do’ to the love of your life in front of all your family and friends. It can also be emotional for another reason – for a lot of people, while it’s a happy occasion, they may be missing someone special like a parent, grandparent or relative. However, there are lots of little ways to remember a lost loved one so they still feel like a part of your day from lighting a candle in their honour to having a bit of a toast.

There’s also some very sweet and sentimental wedding ideas that will give you all the feels, that aren’t tinged with sadness. We love the idea of making a fuss out of parents with a sweet gift or including pics of your family members on their own wedding day! Check out some more touching sentimental wedding ideas we love below…

1. Surprise Your Other Half with a Sweet Video Message on the Wedding Morning

Photo from Samantha & Samuel’s real wedding by Algarve Weddings by Rebecca

2. Include a Photo of a Lost Loved One in Your Bouquet so They’re Close to You All Day

Photo from Luzia & Donal’s real wedding by Zi Fernandes Photography

3. Get a Pic with Your Mam & Her Rings

Photo from Katrina & Tadhg’s real wedding by Patrick Ryan Photography

4. Surprise Your Dad with this Beautiful Sentiment

Photo from Michelle & Liam’s real wedding by David Duignan Photography

5. Or Your Mum with One of these Heartfelt Ideas

Photo from James & Christine’s real wedding by Sean Jefferies Photography

Photo from Lisa & Andrew’s real wedding by Couple Photography

6. Remember Someone Special at Your Ceremony

Photo from Michelle & Colin’s real wedding by Alan Dunne Photography

7. Include Pics of You & Your Partner’s Childhood and Relationship Milestones

Photo from Eimear & Cain’s real wedding by The Fennells

8. Pop a Pic of Your Parents on their Big Day Beside the Wedding Cake

Photo from Katie & Gerard’s real wedding by Paul Duane Photography

9. Opt for Charity Favours for a Cause Close to Your Heart

Photo by Schillings Photography

10. Have a Special Toast in Honour of Someone Dear

Photo from Nikola & Gary’s real wedding by Zi Fernandes Photography

11. Arrange a Slideshow of Gorgeous Memories

Photo via Bride Box

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