Personalizing a Cremation Service on a Budget

By: Tom Gallagher
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Funerals provide solace and allow people to say their final goodbyes to their loved one. They are special and solemn events and can help grieving individuals get on the path of healing and recovery. Unfortunately, funeral services can also be expensive and a strain on your budget, which can make it difficult to personalize the event and make it unique. There are ways to personalize the cremation service on a small budget with these suggestions mentioned:

1. Play the decedent’s favorite music

Most people have a deep and personal connection with music and the right music can set the best emotional tone at a cremation or memorial service. Consider the deceased individual’s favorite artists, genres, songs, etc, and choose something that will be appropriate for the cremation or memorial service. Pay close attention to the lyrics to ensure there’s nothing inappropriate that could hurt the feelings of grieving individuals.

2. Place personal items in the venue

Personal items like collections, photographs, artwork, musical instruments, etc, can bring back personal memories of the deceased individual and make the ceremony seem more intimate. Photographs are easy to display but you can choose non-traditional items as well. For example, if the deceased individual was fond of movies, you can display posters of their favorite movies. This is a great way to personalize the cremation service.

3. Reading verses, stories, or poems

Reading personally relevant verses, small stories, or poems during the cremation service can also add a personal touch. You can pick memorable paragraphs from the deceased individual’s favorite books and share them with people attending the funeral.

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

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

What’s The Point Of A Funeral?

When someone we love passes away it leaves us in sorrow and having a funeral service fills in certain important needs. It helps us acknowledges that someone we love has passed away and also gives u...

5 Advantages Of Urn Vaults

Collection of the ashes is an important part of the cremation process and you need to decide which receptacle will hold them. Some families prefer to store their loved one’s ashes in their home whi...

How to Write a Condolence Letter

When a person passes away, some people find it difficult to express their feelings or are unable to attend the funeral. A condolence letter expressing your sympathy in a few simple and kind words c...

Grief - What's Normal?

Most people feel confused by their grief when they experience the death of a loved one for the first time. They wonder whether the intensity of their grief is normal. Different people react to grie...

5 Interesting Facts About Cremation

Today, many people are opting for cremations rather than burials and there are a number of reasons for this. While the trend is catching on, many people still don’t know much about cremations and h...

Coping with Grief Over the Holidays

The annual holidays can be a very tough time if you have lost a loved one. Memories of happy times and bonding tend to surface during the holiday season. This may become a stronger reminder of your...

The Importance Of Personalizing A Funeral/Memorial Service

The idea of death as an event to be remembered is replacing the fear factor associated with it. This is increasingly encouraging people to give a thought to personalization -to the type of funeral ...

Digital Life After Death - What You Need to Know

It is common in today’s Internet of Things for your personal life to be closely intertwined with social media accounts, websites, digital conversations, online bank accounts, and online payments an...

Remembering the Departed At Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time that we spend with family and friends. Can this time of year be complete without remembering a loved one who is no longer with us? Someone you love may have passed away ...

Choosing an Urn

Welcome to the Nutmeg State Cremation Society. We offer the best rates for cremation services in Stamford and Fairfield County, Connecticut. We have started out on a mission to make ...