Personalizing a Funeral Service on a Budget

By: Louis Bruno
Friday, August 31, 2018

A funeral provides a significant amount of solace to family and close friends of the departed. It is typically a solemn event that can be planned in the manner you want. It also helps you heal and recover from your loss. However, a funeral service can sometimes prove to be a financial burden if you have a modest budget.

Many people like to personalize the funeral service that they’re organizing for their loved one but find and it difficult to manage something on a tight budget. Here are some ideas that can help:

  • Choose good music- If the decedent had a favorite song or songs or any other music, you can play those at the event. When you are picking songs, ensure that there are no offensive lyrics that could hurt the feelings of the attendees. The right type of music can set a good tone for the event, and will also help memorialize your loved one in a unique way.
  • Include some personal items of the deceased- You can place some of the decedent’s personal items such as photographs, collectibles, musical instruments or even artwork. This is a great way of remembering the dear departed soul. In fact, if the person had some specific interests such as movies etc., you can also try something unconventional by displaying posters of movies they were particularly fond of.
  • Read out poems, stories or verses- You can read out small stories, as well as relevant verses during the course of the funeral service. If the person had some favorite books, you could share some readings from those books, with the attendees.

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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