Celebration and Grief
by: Nancy Loeffler
Remembering a loved one during your Ceremony
Remembering a Loved One at the Reception
Other Ways to Remember Your Loved One
We may worry that bringing up a loved one’s name at a happy occasion will put a damper on things. From my experience the opposite it true. Loss of a loved one is never easy, and trying to soldier on without mention of them can make our hearts heavier. We sometimes think that if we bring up our loved one’s name it will remind others of their loss. Our lost loved ones are especially on our minds as a milestone event approaches, such as a wedding. Honoring them on your wedding day in a way that brings their memory alive for you will contribute the specialness of your day.
Nancy Loeffler is the founder of Being With Grief. As a mother who lost her 17 yr. old daughter 15 years ago she fully understands the territory of grief. She helps her clients navigate their own grief journeys so they can live meaningful and even joyful lives again.
Nancy is the author of the soon to be published book,