How to Plan A Meaningful Memorial Service

By: David Tindall
Thursday, May 14, 2020

Traditional funerals with their straightforward structures and age-old ceremonies offer a great deal of comfort to grieving individuals, especially if they are spiritual or religious. However, sometimes family members want something more personal and customized, which is where we at Tindall Funeral Home can help:

1. What are the Deceased Wishes?

The first step is to check whether the deceased individual has set aside a plan or provided clear instruction on their funeral service. Their wishes must always be considered during planning. Most modern funeral homes provide pre-planning services so it is a good idea to check before proceeding.

2. Personalization

Personalize the memorial service by adding things your loved one liked. Play their favorite band, showcase pictures of their travels and memories, display their trophies or achievements, etc. Personalization improves the overall environment of the funeral service and helps people heal. 

3. Select Great Speakers

Sharing stories and experiences is a great way to add a positive light to memorial services. Choose great speakers to share special things about the deceased individual. For example, a student can share how a teacher influences their life. A son can talk about how much he learned from his mother. A spouse can share memories of trips, first meetings, children, and growing old together. Eloquent speakers can bring some heart and soul to the memorial service.

4. Pick a Décor

Pick a décor theme that would appeal to the deceased. Choose the right flowers, ribbons, and other such decorative items. This can help create a great atmosphere that invokes the spirit of your loved one. Choose colors and decorative items that are suitable for memorial services, but make sure they fit the deceased’s personality.

Contact us at Tindall Funeral Home through our online form or call (315) 468-5521 if you want to know about our pre-planning and need advice on different services.

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