How to Create a Meaningful Graveside Service

By: Danny Amoruccio
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Traditional funeral services are not passé and they never will be. Their value lies in providing a framework and comfort in dealing with an event where you have little experience. But funeral trends are changing rather rapidly and people are searching for ways to honor the deceased and add meaning to the rituals at the graveside.

There is no limit to the ideas that can be introduced to make the traditional services more meaningful. It depends on how vivid your memories are and how strong their link is with the loved one who is no more.

Here are some ways you can add meaning to the graveside services:

Personalize The Casket Or Urn

A personal touch can be added to the casket or urn by placing around, near, in or on it, things closely connected to the deceased. A little daughter may keep her small toy daddy has given her. An artist friend may paint something on the casket. What matters is the emotional link.

Playing Music

While silence has been a part of traditional funeral service, playing music that the deceased loved and enjoyed can evoke memories and emotions for many in the congregation. It will change the mood of the mourners. They will bid goodbye with the melody in their heart.

Play A Video Of Photos

One of the quickest and moving ways to ignite the emotions at the funeral is to play a video created from the photos of the deceased with family and friends. Those captured moments will create a thousand memories and will be a beautiful adieu.

Mourning is undergoing a transformation and your creative abilities to lighten a sad occasion will make graveside service meaningful. In a way, it adds a touch of celebration to the funeral event.

If you want to know about cemeteries or need to book a space, just give us at Willowbrook Cemetery a call on 203-222-8646 or contact us through our online form and we will revert within the shortest possible time.

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