How To Plan A Meaningful Memorial Service

By: Tom Gallagher
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Memorial services are a great way to remember the most cherished memories of a deceased loved one. They provide an opportunity to come together and celebrate the life lived instead of grieving over a life lost. At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we believe that memorial services help with the healing process. Here are some tips on how to plan a meaningful one:

1. Infuse the Event With Personality

Infuse the memorial event with the deceased's personality. If they loved elegant and fashionable things, plan the décor accordingly and choose the right flowers. If they are a wild-child with a keen interest in music, incorporate that into the décor. Infusing the event with personality will help you feel like the deceased’s spirit is present in the room.

2. Choose the Right Music

Music sets the tone and environment of the memorial service. Choose songs and artists that your deceased family member loved. For example, if your dad was fond of The Beetles and loved Hey Jude, play it sometime during the memorial service. However, make sure the lyrics and music are appropriate for a memorial service. You don’t want to offend or upset anyone.

3. Create a Memorial Wall

A memorial wall is a place where you can hang pictures, sketches, awards, and certificates. It is a place to showcase all of the deceased individual’s accomplishments, important moments, and interests. Add a few candid shots of them with their family or friends, hobbies, work, etc. That will help evoke positive memories and ensure people remember the life lived. You can also create a video or slideshow with all of these images or clips.

At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we provide comprehensive funeral services and can help you with all aspects of the process so if you have questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

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