How to Personalize a Memorial Service

At the Funeral (burial)

Funerals play an important role in dealing with the passing of a loved one. Not only do funerals allow people to acknowledge the person who has passed, but they also create a space to physically gather and share the loss with other close friends and relatives.

For a funeral to be truly fitting for the person who has passed away, elements of the service should be personalized to reflect the life of the deceased. Although many services follow traditional structures, there are plenty of opportunities to make the funeral as personalized as one wants. Some ways to personalize your loved one’s funeral services include:

  • Individualize the Funeral Process

A funeral will likely include a few key points. Who will lead the service? Will the casket be present at the funeral? If there will be a viewing, when will it take place? Consider what the deceased may have wanted as you make these decisions.

  • Display Personal Items

Photos, cards, and organized displays can help to conjure the essence of the personality of the deceased. Any hobbies, interests, or passions that he or she had can be represented in a simple but poignant way. Attendees can spend a few moments to take it all in.

  • Allow Commentary from Friends and Family

One of the most personal moments of a funeral is the part of the program where close family and friends can each make a brief speech. Anecdotes, both touching and humorous, bring up fond, personal memories.

Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory specializes in planning memorable, personalized funeral services. As a funeral home, we assist the friends and family of the deceased with planning of services and work as hard as possible to meet individual needs and concerns. For more details on funeral service planning in Tacoma, call us at (253) 584-0252 or visit us on our website .  



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