Memorial Service Ideas
Our experience has shown us that many of today's families want more than a traditional funeral. This can be done by bringing more of the personality and lifestyle of the deceased into the arrangements. By displaying photographs or staging the event around a favorite pastime, a memorial service can become more personal and meaningful.
If a personalized memorial service suits the needs of your family, we suggest you consider the following questions:
What did your loved one like to do?
What was he or she like as an individual?
What was their profession and how did that shape their life?
Was your loved one spiritual?
Was he or she proud of their cultural or ethnic heritage?
By answering these questions, you can begin to personalize your loved ones memorial service. If you are still curious about memorial ideas, here are some for you:
With this idea, have your family and friends gather around and release environmentally friendly balloons. You may choose to each put a few words on or in the balloon, choose your loved ones favourite colour or release one at a time after each person says a few words.
To really make this memorial service personalized, you need to consider what your loved one was passionate about, what type of food they loved, where they loved to travel. If they loved to travel to Italy, maybe you can only serve some Italian snacks. If they had a passion for photography, display some of their best shots.
If you have chosen creamtion for your loved one, you could consider an ash scattering ceremony. This memorial service idea can take place at anytime and the ashes can be scattered in a very personal and special place.
One of the top reasons families choose to have a memorial service instead of a traditional funeral, is time. By having a memorial service, it means it is not time sensitive, more planning can be had and out of time family members and friends have more time to plan their journey to the memorial service.
We're Here to Advise, Assist, and Guide You
Using the above five questions as our guide, we will spend the time to help create a fitting memorial service for your loved one. Please call us at (914) 337-4585 to learn the details of our memorial service planning process.
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