Choosing Funeral Services For A Memorial
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When you are choosing funeral services, whether it is for you or for someone else, a memorial service needs to be planned as well. While many people choose not to have a memorial service, most people organize one in honor of the dead. It is many people’s way of paying respect to those who have passed away.

A memorial service needs to be planned with care and diligence as there are many details that go in to organizing one. Memorial services usually have religious significance for people. If that is the case, you will also need to contact your local clergy for guidance and suggestions.

Finding an officiate for the service

If you are organizing a traditional memorial service as per the customs of your religion, the service will most likely be held at your place of worship. In this case, the leader of the congregation there will most likely conduct the service. On the other hand, if you are having a non-religious memorial service, you can have it at a funeral home and any one can officiate the service. Usually, a close and loved one of the deceased is chosen for the purpose.

Arranging for pallbearers

At the funeral service, if the deceased is being buried at a cemetery, you need to ask people to be pallbearers. You will need help from people to carry the casket.

Choose people for eulogies, scripture readings and prayers

While choosing funeral services, you’ll have to decide who will give the eulogies, read scripture passages and lead the gathering in prayers. All these are usually done by people who were particularly close to the deceased.

If you are planning your own memorial service, you can ask people from now about these things. Think about all the people you know and who is likely to want to give a eulogy at your memorial service. If you have any favorite portions of scripture, prayers and hymns, you can request for them for your memorial service.

Choosing flowers

Flowers are a very important part of memorial services. You can pick the flowers and their arrangements for the service you are planning. Decide on which flowers you want. There are usually a few specific flowers that are considered appropriate for funerals. You can choose the arrangements too – the usual options are wreaths, bouquets, crosses, hearts, etc.

For the service itself you can order for flowers arranged as casket sprays or standing prays. Make sure you give someone the responsibility to ensure all the flowers are removed once the service is over.

Choosing the order of service

You can choose the order of the funeral service in consultation with the clergy of your place of worship or the funeral director of a home. You can also choose to print the service sheet yourself or have the home do it.

When people start choosing funeral services, they make arrangements for their memorial service at the same time. Organizing both together gets all the hassles of doing it later out of the way.

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