If you are having a memorial service for your loved one after their cremation services in Columbia, TN., you want to make it as wonderful and as special as they were. One way to do this is doing a dove release. You may not be familiar with how a dove release works, so no worries, we are going to cover everything you need to know.
The dove is a universal symbol of love, peace, hope, and freedom. Releasing these birds can help in the grieving process with a symbolic “letting go” of the loved one as the doves are released.
How many doves you release may depend on the company you hire them from and/or any regulations. However, a few common ways to release them are:
You can discuss how many doves you would like to release as well as other options with the company you choose to hire.
Before releasing, the doves will be placed in a decorative cage or another container that is safe for them. These containers will be supplied by the company and will be decorated in a suitable manner for the service. To know exactly what the containers will look like, check with the individual company you choose. You might also be able to release some by hand if the company allows that.
What Happens to the Doves After they are Released?
After the doves are released and fly into the sky, they will fly back to their home. This is because they are a type of homing pigeon and are trained to do so.
To find a good dove release company, you can ask your funeral home or do an internet search. Once you find one, it’s a good idea to see any pictures or videos of past releases that they did. Also, look at their references to ensure they are a reputable company that takes care of their birds in a humane way.
Make sure to plan your day and time of the release and let the dove release company know. If there is a threat of bad weather or it is getting close to being dark, normally companies won’t release their doves.
Having a dove release at your loved one’s memorial service is such a beautiful and symbolic way to say goodbye. Find a good company by asking around or searching online. Once you find a company, check their references to ensure they have past clients who are happy, and that they treat their birds well.
If you have any more questions about how to honor your loved one after cremation services in Columbia, TN., make sure to contact the caring staff at the Cremation Society of Tennessee. They are always happy to help you with whatever you may need in this difficult time.