Ceremony Honoring Deceased Parent

We perform Wedding Ceremonies Honoring Family.

A wedding ceremony celebrates your love for your soulmate but a ceremony honoring family members who have passed away pays tribute to your history. Your family raised you, stood by your side and then are there for you when you rise or fall. It’s no wonder that many brides and grooms choose to honor their families during a wedding ceremony.

A wedding ceremony honoring family is traditional in many cultures. In some eastern cultures is it common to include a brief ceremony honoring the parents of the wedding couple toward the end of the marriage ceremony. Commonly flowers our given to each set of parents by the wedding couple.

Some couples share a passages expressing their love and gratitude for their parents and the sacrifices that they made for their children.

Ceremony Honoring Family

father giving away his daughter during her wedding ceremony honoring family
A wedding ceremony honoring family is a tender way to celebrate your marriage.

Whether it’s a nod to your parents for raising you, or a welcoming of children into the new family or even a dedication to a deceased member of the family, we have been there to officiate the wedding ceremony. This mention can be included in your wedding vows in different ways:

WEDDING OFFICIANT: BRIDE and GROOM wish to let BRIDE’S MOTHER and FATHER and GROOM’S MOTHER and FATHER know how much you mean to them and how important you have been to them from the very beginning.

As you have watched and guided them and encouraged them to be the people they are today, so have you been there when they found each other. And it is fitting that today they are here before you, as they have always been, to ask you to witness their joining.

They ask that you will still be there to guide them, to be there in difficult times and joyous ones, to be there for their children and to give them your guidance too. You see, this marriage is a marriage of family and BRIDE and GROOM acknowledge that their families are now uniting.


Or honoring a deceased relative:

OFFICIANT: As you know BRIDE’S FATHER left this earth a few months ago and now BRIDE would like to speak and honor her father’s part in her life.

BRIDE: I want to thank you, my dear father, for being there so much of my life. You were always there for me and I miss you so very much. It saddens me so much to know that you are not here to walk me down the aisle. I promise to honor your importance in my life by following the path you led me down. I want you to know that as I am here today, I am thinking of you, and I will always be thinking of you.

Usually after a wedding speech like this, there is not a dry eye in the place. The Officiant Guy has even officiated a wedding that included a tribute to a deceased pet. The tribute was surprisingly poignant and emotional and was not cheesy at all.



Do you and your fiance want a ceremony honoring a deceased parent, sibling or grandparent? Call the Officiant Guy. He is the best wedding minister in Southern California and he would love to be a part of your wedding ceremony.

If you are getting married anywhere in California give the top officiant in Orange County a phone call at (310) 882-5039 or (562) 547-3255 or fill out the contact form. Officiant Guy is a Southern California wedding officiate. He has been officiating weddings and issuing Los Angeles County wedding licenses for over several decades.