There have been a lot of good suggestions mentioned on this post, the first guest in particular grabbed our attention. But we have been offering a service in the Chicagoland area for the last few years that has been seen by our customers, their family, and friends as a truly unique way of honoring loved ones.
Video Memorials have been growing in popularity over the last few years as not only a way to honor a loved one but also to experience their life and its impact on family and friends over the years. Now this suggestion in no way means that you can't incorporate some of the other ideas mentioned in this post prior to ours, but most of those ideas focused on honoring your father as part of the wedding service. This suggestion is for something that can be done during the reception portion of the wedding day (perhaps before or after the formal toast
).* Please note that the following suggestion has many design variables and what follows is only one of the many design layouts possible for Video Memorials.
First, select one piece of music that in some way either reminds you of your dad or reflects either through its lyrics and/or music your dad's life experiences.
Next, select photos (30 - 40
) enough for the length of the song. We generally recommend that each photo is displayed 6 - 8 seconds (depending on the pace and the length of the desired musical selection
The selected photos can reflect his life (going back as far as possible
) with an emphasis on photos with you and him together over time. You can even incorporate in varies places during the presentation short pieces of personal family video footage.
A Video Memorial will honor your father and his memory in a very dramatic and lasting way. Because after the wedding you will always have the memorial DVD, and some day your children and later grandchildren will be able to better appreciate this link in the chain of the legacy of your family.
In your area we are sure that you can find a video production company that can help you not only put the presentation together, but they should also be able to assist with the presentation of the Video Memorial during the reception.
In closing, for the many families that we have provided this type of service for over the years there have been many expressions of gratitude for our efforts, but when we started this service we were surprised at just how many families would tell us that the acts of gathering the photos, choosing video segments, and other related items helped them through the grieving process.
If there are questions that you may have on how to get this done in your area please feel free to visit our web site at www.kmcvideoproductions.com
to contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions that you might have.
We hope that not only your wedding plans but also your plans to honor your father's memory are fully realized.
KMc Video Productions