Our Favorite Ideas for Creating a Unique Service

By: Tom Gallagher
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Most families now prefer more unconventional or informal funeral services rather than the standard solemn events that used to be the norm. Today, people look to create a fond memory and plan services that are more casual and personalized and not necessarily "traditional" at all.

The idea behind this trend is to create a unique and memorable service that does justice to the decedent’s personality and what he or she believed in and enjoyed doing most.

How to Create a Unique Service

In fact, people are now consciously moving away from standard services and look for ways and means to create a unique atmosphere at the event. While every family will have some specific ideas about how they want the event planned, here are a few things you can do to create a unique service for the dear departed soul:

  • Play music that the decedent was particularly fond of. This is a great way to personalize the service and set the tone. People have even had favorite local bands/artists play at the celebration or service.
  • You can plan a celebration of life where all friends and family pay tribute to the departed soul and bid adieu in a personal and unique way. The event can be planned to reflect the life of your loved one, and his or her likes etc.
  • Ask all the attendees to share a memory or story related to the decedent. That’s a great way to honor the deceased and remember the good times you shared with the person.
  • Display a memorial table, photo memory boards, or a memorial video or even images of the deceased doing things they enjoyed most.

If you need assistance on funeral-related matters or want to know more about our services here at Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home, contact us online or give us a call 318-640-1375 today and we would be more than happy to help.

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