How to Plan a Meaningful Memorial Service

By: Danny Amoruccio
Friday, November 26, 2021

The deceased's family members gather to say their last farewells to their cherished ones during a memorial service. This service serves as a tribute to the individual's life and provides consolation and comfort to those left behind. Willowbrook Cemetery is here to help you with information on what you can do to plan a meaningful memorial service.

Some Ideas for Planning a Meaningful Memorial Service

Consider the following:

  • A personalized memorial service is an excellent option because it may be more calming than a traditional one. Attempt to incorporate aspects of the deceased's personality and disposition into it. Consider their interests and if they possess a sharp wit, for example, include it in some way in the service.  Considering these elements can help you plan the event in a better way.
     
  • Additionally, it's a wise option to go through crucial details with your family and get their input on the matter. They may have specific advice for creating a one-of-a-kind memorial ceremony that will make it more memorable for everyone present. You must not add anything that might be seen as insulting to someone. Confirm everything with the other individuals involved before proceeding with the final preparations for the memorial service.
     
  • You may also include some personal souvenirs, such as any one-of-a-kind collectibles that the deceased had. It offers a unique, personal touch, helping the family recall their particular interests and unique personality. The idea of personalizing the service is to lend more meaning to it.
     
  • These are just a few suggestions for personalizing the memorial ceremony for both you and the other attendees. There are no hard and fast rules on what you can do. Determine what holds more meaning for you and what your loved one might have liked and include that in the ceremony.

At Willowbrook Cemetery, we are here to make things easier for you during this difficult time and will help you select the ideal resting place for your dear one at our beautiful cemetery.

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