Talking to funeral homes in Columbia, TN., about services, you will find there are a variety of options. There are more traditional services such as funerals that include wakes and visitations, as well as memorial services that are small and don’t have any visitations or such. The good news is that there is no right or wrong way to hold a service and no matter what type you choose, you can make it personal for your loved one. Whether your loved one was funnier and sillier, or more traditional and quieter, here are some neat ways to add their personality into the services.
1. Choosing the Service Colors
Did you love one have a favorite color? Use that and incorporate it into the room. This can be done in several ways including:
- Choosing flowers of this color
- Adding the color in another room decor such as ribbons and or bows
- It could be used in the outfit your loved one will be buried in
- You could hand out flowers or buttons that people could pin on their clothing
- You could even ask the guests to wear clothes of their favorite color
If your loved one didn’t have one favorite color, perhaps they were an avid fan of a certain sports team. If so, you could incorporate those team colors into the service.
2. Making the Music Personal
Music is always a big part of service so this is a perfect opportunity to choose something that reflects your loved one’s likes. Maybe they had a favorite musical era that you could pull songs from. Maybe it was one specific brand or type of music that they loved. Think about what they were always listening to and use songs that reflect that style.
3. Serving Up a Favorite Dish
If you are going to have food or snacks served at any part of a service, wake, etc., serve that favorite dish that your loved one always had to have. If it was an item at a restaurant, you could have that catered in. If it was something that was homemade, invite some family and close friends to help, gather around the kitchen, and get cooking. What a wonderful time to share stories and fun memories of your loved one as you all come together to make their favorite dish to serve.
4. Don’t Be Afraid to Be Different
If your loved one was more traditional, then a more traditional service is obviously a good choice. However, if your loved one had a more loud, silly, goofy personality, don’t be afraid to have a happier, sillier service. You don’t have to honor your loved one by being only solemn and quiet. If you want to have a happier more celebratory service, go for it.
While there are many types of services to honor your loved one, how you choose to do yours is entirely up to you. No matter which way you choose there are ways you can make it extra personal and really let your loved one’s personality shine.
When you are talking to funeral homes in Columbia, TN., about services make sure to call Cremation Society of Tennessee and learn how they can help you hold the perfect services for your loved one.