Easy Ways to Personalize a Funeral Service on a Budget

By: Louis Bruno
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Funerals can cost a pretty penny. Many families don’t have the budget for a personalized service but rather have to stick to a standard funeral service. However, there a number of ways you can have a budget-friendly funeral. You can save a considerable amount of money by following these simple tips:

Base the theme on the deceased’s preference:

Create a theme with an atmosphere that the departed would have himself enjoyed. For example, if the deceased love jazz music, you could play jazz symphonies throughout the service.

Place memorable items around the casket:

Items that meant a great deal to the decedent can be placed around the casket to help bring back memories. This is an extremely loving way to personalize the ceremony.

Use candles:

Candles have a way of setting the mood; they help add a soothing atmosphere to an otherwise tense setting. You can also spray perfume that the deceased enjoyed, around the casket; this will help bring back memories.

Recreate happy memories:

Recreating moments from the past helps lighten the mood. For example, make a photo collage of all memorable moments that the decedent cherished. Images with family and loved ones can be used to create and display a slide show or short film.

Make your own gifts:

Rather than forking out a lot of money for a gift, you could encourage the family to make gifts of their own. This will help make the service a lot more memorable and meaningful.

A meaningful meal:

The meal prepared for the family should be something that departed enjoyed. This makes the funeral all the more special, as everyone present can enjoy it and have fond memories of the person.

If you want to know more about funeral services, don’t hesitate to contact us at Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Home. We’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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