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Memorial Table Ideas

On 10 Dec | '2020

Including loved ones that have sadly passed has led to many of our customers enquiring about memorial table ideas for their events. Planning a special family event can be bittersweet when people who were so important in our lives have passed away. Special moments can’t help but bring tears when we think of how much they would have loved to be there and how much we miss them.

Memorial tables have become very popular at special events, but especially at weddings. They are a beautiful way to honour special people who have passed away. Not only is it a reminder for those that loved them during their celebration, it is a wonderful way to honour their memory for your other guests. Today on the blog we’ve gathered some simple yet meaningful memorial table ideas for your next important family celebration.

Memorial Table Ideas


Nothing beats photos when it comes to savouring our memories. Spend time together selecting the most special photos of your passed loved ones to display. Show them in their original frames or choose a beautiful new selection of photo frames for your display.


If you’re lucky enough to have video footage of your passed loved ones, consider editing the footage into a loop that can play in a quiet corner on a screen. Perhaps you could edit in a favourite song to play very softly or interchange the video footage with photos as well.


Candles are a gorgeous addition to your memorial table ideas. The will provide soft light on your photos or other display items. If space is available, perhaps your guests could even light a small tea-light candle in memory of those who would have loved to attend. A scented candle in a favoured perfume would also be a beautiful addition.

Treasures & Keepsakes

Gorgeous family heirlooms displayed in a glass case or small dishes and display stands will spark amazing memories for your family members. A special ring or necklace alongside a photo will be so meaningful in celebrating those unable to be present.

Quotes & Sayings

Finally, consider adding a small framed quote or saying to communicate the purpose of your memorial table to your guests. Pinteresthas some heartfelt ideas and we’ve also compiled a list of beautiful sayings below.

  • In honour of those who are watching from heaven
  • This candle burns in loving memory of those who are not here today, but who are forever present in our hearts
  • We know you would be here today if heaven wasn’t so far away
  • Wish you were here
  • All that we are and all that we hope to be, we owe to our loving families
  • For those we have loved and lost along the way, a flame to remember them burns here today
  • Forever in our hearts
  • Heaven may be far away but we know you are with us on this special day
  • Because someone we love is in heaven, a little bit of heaven is here with us today
  • Family Memories

    Family memory tables are an equally beautiful idea. They’re the perfect way to honour your parents and grandparents and family heritage. You may like to display a family tree or wedding photos of your family members dating back generations. Special keepsakes such as dried wedding bouquets or other items carried on the day will make for a beautiful corner for your guests to visit during your reception.

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