The Importance Of Personalizing A Memorial Service

By: Myles O'Riordan
Monday, December 21, 2020

Some people find comfort in the ritualistic and regimented schedule of a traditional funeral service. They follow the guidelines set up by their religious order and are content with the service. At Wagg Funeral Home, we believe that most grieving families want something more personal and intimate. It is important to tailor the memorial service as that can help people heal.

The Importance Of Personalizing A Memorial Service

Personalizing a memorial service has become more popular in recent years. While traditional funerals are still common, many have started to branch out. Here’s a look at some reasons why personalization is a good choice:

  • It is far easier to focus on life and happy memories instead of death.
  • You can share stories, display candid photographs, show a video or slideshow during the memorial service.
  • This type of celebration is ideal for people who aren’t particularly religious or are atheist.
  • You can create a warm atmosphere that focuses on the positives, which can help with the healing process.
  • It is easier to feel the deceased’s presence and spirit when you’re surrounded by everything they loved.

A well-planned memorial service is a great way to honor a loved one and ensure everyone left behind are on the right path towards healing. Personalization doesn’t require much effort. You just need to add a few interesting touches like the deceased’s favorite music, photographs, hobbies, and make sure their personality shines. Consult with the funeral director if you want some advice or look online for ideas. You can also speak with other family members to know their opinion. A memorial service is to honor the deceased but it is also about all of the loved ones left behind.

If you want to know about our funeral or memorial services, don't hesitate to contact us at Wagg Funeral Home today and we'll be happy to help.

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