Personalizing a Funeral Service on a Budget

By: Brian K. Daly
Monday, April 23, 2018

Many modern funerals don’t follow the rigid structure of traditional services. A decedent’s loved ones often want something unique, truly representative of a deceased individual’s character and life. At Ocean County Cremation Service, we have seen several families customize funeral services to suit their personal feelings. Here are some tips on how to do this on a budget:

1.  Set a theme

Most people don’t think of themes when they’re planning a funeral service. Themes are usually reserved for celebrations like birthdays and anniversaries. You can plan a funeral based on one, just take the decedent’s memory into consideration. For example, if they were fond of winter, do a winter themed funeral by choosing appropriate flower arrangements, décor, etc.

2. Display the deceased individuals most cherished possessions

This is a great way to add a personal touch to a funeral. Display something your deceased loved one truly enjoyed. For example, if they were fond of their car, display it outside your chosen funeral home along with some pictures. You can choose any cherished possession you like for this.

3.  Play favorite music

Music has a special place is everyone’s heart. At a funeral service, it can bring back memories and even help the healing process. Play music that your loved one really liked but make sure the lyrics are appropriate. It’s not a good idea to offend attendees with a poor choice of lyrics.

There are other ways to personalize a funeral service like displaying pictures, showcasing passion projects like artwork, stamp collections, etc. If you can incorporate something personal and unique to your deceased loved one into a funeral, it will stand out and be memorable.  

If you want to know more about personalizing a funeral or want to arrange for a service, contact us at Ocean County Cremation Service today. We’ll be happy to help. 

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