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.

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

Care Essentials While Grieving The Loss Of A Loved One

If someone you love very much passes away, it can be challenging to deal with that loss and the grief that you feel. How a person grieves is a very personal experience. You may find yourself feeli...

Choosing An Urn

If you have chosen cremation for a family member who has passed away, the ashes that the crematorium hands over to you would have to be kept in a container. The best way to store the ashes is to ge...

Creating A Memorial Garden

It can be extremely challenging to deal with the loss of a loved one, and almost everyone experiences this at some point in their life. While it does take some time to recover from the loss, you ca...

How to Cope When a Loved One Is Diagnosed With a Terminal Illness

If a loved one has just been diagnosed with a terminal illness, you may feel like your whole world is coming crashing down on you. While it is extremely difficult to deal with the untimely death of...

What’s The Point Of A Funeral?

When someone passes away, the family members organize funeral services as a norm. They do this, so that family members and friends of the deceased get a chance to say their goodbyes properly. Since...

The Importance of Honoring Your Loved One’s Funeral Wishes

When you are dealing with the loss of a loved one, it can be extremely difficult to handle all the grief and sorrow that you are feeling. You also need to organize the funeral service and make sure...

Life Choices To Put On Hold If You’re Grieving

When you’re grieving the death of a loved one, you should never focus on making any big life choices. Most people don't realize the enormity of the emotional toll that the death of a family member ...

Ways To Celebrate The Birthday Of A Loved One Who Has Passed

When you lose a family member, dealing with sorrow and grief can be extremely challenging for a very long time. The happy moments that you have spent with that person will always keep coming back t...

How To Write A Condolence Letter

When people are unable to attend a funeral service or visit the grieving family personally to offer their condolences, they often write condolence letters. This is a good way to express your sympat...

How To Tell Someone A Loved One Has Died

When a loved one passes away, you may have to bear the responsibility of informing family and friends about the death. The manner in which you break this news to them is likely to remain with them ...