Personalizing A Funeral With Unique Song Selections

By: Myles O'Riordan
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

People have started to move away from very formal and structured funeral services. They want something comfortable and intimate as that can help with the grieving process. Music is a wonderful and convenient way to add a personal touch to the funeral service. It doesn’t cost you any extra money but it can transform the entire vibe of the funeral service. However, you need to choose the right song to get the best results. Here are some ways to choose the best song:

1. The decedent’s favorite band or musician

Playing the deceased individual’s favorite type of music is a great way to add a personal touch to the funeral service. Compile a list of songs, albums, and artists that the decedent loved and played often. That will give you a good selection of music to choose from.

2. Choose a song that brings back good memories

Choose a song that brings back memories of the decedent. For example, you can choose music they regularly hummed, their wedding song, or one of the songs they saw or performed live. This will also help set the right tone and vibe during the funeral, and encourage people to share their experiences with other grieving individuals in the funeral service.

3. Make sure the song conveys the right message

Study the lyrics and listen to the song a few times to determine if the song is appropriate for the funeral. You don’t need to choose a sad or slow song, but don’t choose anything with offensive lyrics or a party-like beat. That might upset attendees and cause more grief to loved ones left behind.

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

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

Remembering And Honoring A Loved One Through Holiday Meals

Holidays provide the perfect opportunity for family members and loved ones to get together. It's not uncommon for people to travel a great distance to be with their family during Christmas or other...

Life Choices To Put On Hold If You're Grieving

When you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you mustn't make any critical life choices. It isn't easy to deal with death as it takes an emotional and physical toll on you. It means you aren't in...

Modern Ways To Memorialize A Loved One

If a loved one passes, it can become quite challenging to deal with the grief and the sense of loss that envelops you.  There are many different ways in which you can keep your loved one's mem...

Top Reasons to Pre-Plan Before You Need It

The concept of pre-planning a funeral is gaining some traction among people that do not want to burden their families with their funeral arrangements and costs. A funeral can be expensive and chall...

What Is Funeral Crowdfunding?

When a family member passes away, in addition to coming to terms with your loss, you also have to organize the funeral service in the best way you can. Most people that are handling this for the fi...

We Personalize So Much In Our Lives, Why Should Our Funeral Be Any Different

Most of us like to make sure that the things we do are as per our preferences. We want to personalize almost everything ranging from the decor in our house, to how we set the dining table. Tips to...

How to Tell Someone a Loved One Has Died

In case a family member passes away, it may become your responsibility to inform the rest of your family and close friends about the death. This can be quite a challenging aspect of the process bec...

How To Talk To Your Loved Ones About Your Final Wishes

It isn't very comfortable to discuss death with anyone, let alone someone who loves you a lot. However, if you feel that it is time to discuss your last wishes with your family members, it is neces...

How To Personalize An Obituary

If you are in charge of creating the obituary for a deceased loved one, you may find the task a little difficult to handle, especially if you haven't written one in the past. This is why it isn't u...

What Does It Mean When Someone Is In Hospice Care?

Many people have heard about hospice care but want to know more about exactly who is eligible for it and what it means when someone is in hospice care. Let's take a look at what it entails. When...