Has Your Loved One Passed Away? How To Plan A More Personal Funeral


If your loved one has passed away and you want the funeral to be personal, now's the time to talk to the funeral home. You might think that funeral homes make you stick to a traditional funeral setting. That's not the case though. The funeral home is there to help you plan the right funeral for your loved one. They'll help you make your loved one's funeral as personal as you want it to be. If you need help personalising your loved one's funeral, read the list provided below. You'll find four simple ways to add a personal touch to your loved one's funeral. 

Choose a Meaningful Theme

If you want to pay your last respects in a personalised way, start with a theme. You might think that themes are for parties, but that's not the case. Themes are an excellent way to celebrate your loved one's life. Themes can centre around your loved one's favourite pastimes. Or, they could centre around a personality trait. For instance, if your loved one was known for wearing funny socks, ask funeral attendees to wear their most outrageous socks. 

Display Personal Keepsakes

If you want to make your loved one's funeral more personal, include some of their personal keepsakes. Keepsake displays allow funeral attendees the opportunity to get to know your loved one on a more personal level. Keepsake displays also give you the chance to share some of your own personal memories with others. 

Arrange for a Memory Table

If you want to personalise your loved one's funeral, try adding a memory table. Many of your guests will have their own memories of your loved one. A memory table gives attendees the chance to write down special memories they might have. After the funeral, you can read the messages that were left. 

Gather for a Favorite Meal

If you want to pay your respects on a more personal level, gather for a meal. This is especially meaningful when you have friends and family who have travelled from out of town. After the funeral, you can gather with friends and family to share some of your loved one's favourite dishes. If you want, you can have friends and family bring a dish that reminds them of your loved one. If possible, arrange to have someone help with the meal. That way, you don't need to worry about the cleanup. You can spend time remembering your loved one instead.


27 July 2022

Tips for Writing and Organising Meaningful Funerals

Welcome to my blog. My name is Molly, and a few years ago, I lost my husband to heart disease. He had only just turned fifty, and it wasn't anything we were expecting. Through my intense grief, I had to host and organise a funeral. I wanted to include religious elements from our pasts, but I also wanted to be true to the non-religious but spiritual beliefs of my husband. I think many people are in the same position, and if you are, I want to help you. This blog focuses on making funerals meaningful. It provides tips, ideas, facts and more. I hope it inspires you.