Nobody likes to have to plan for a funeral. Losing a loved one can be an extremely painful experience, but it’s best to think about how our loved one would prefer to be remembered. Many people share similar sentiments in that they’d prefer it if their family and friends celebrated their life instead of grieving them in a somber church or cemetery. There are many ways in which family and friends can get creative and provide a respectful, personalized, and unique experience while honoring their loved one. When planning a burial or cremation service at a McAllen, TX funeral home, we recommend checking out some of our unique ideas.
The speech at a funeral is one of the most emotional events that occurs. It is a time where family and friends have a chance to speak openly about their memories and relationships with the departed and to share anything else that they wish to. We recommend including in your speech personal touches that not only speaks on your relationship with your loved one, but also reveals their character, dreams, hopes, and how they saw the world for themselves.
While most funerals in churches play instrumental music or hymns, you should never be afraid to think outside of the box. If there was a favorite song of your loved one or some music that was important to them, do not shy away from including that in the services. While it may be out of the norm, it will surely add a personal touch that we are certain your loved one would absolutely appreciate.
Again, while it is not a typical thing to do, you should absolutely feel free to decorate the church or funeral home in which your loved one’s service is being held as you see fit. Did the deceased enjoy sports? Perhaps include a favorite jersey or logo of their beloved sports team. Were they passionate about a certain activity? Do not hesitate to add a memento to honor what they loved in life. If your loved one enjoyed nature, then decorate the space with flowers, plants and whatever else you think they would have liked. If they preferred a certain color, then make sure you adorn the space with it so that you, your family, and friends can properly remember and honor them.
Who says that funerals need everyone dressed in all black? While many traditional funerals in the present and past have black as a mandatory color, many people are deviating from this norm. If there was a favorite color of your loved one, then you can allow everyone to wear that color to the funeral in order to remember them by. Perhaps your loved one was known to be a causal and laidback guy, then feel free to allow guests to wear whatever clothes that they feel most comfortable in, just as your loved one would have preferred.
Personalizing a funeral home in McAllen, TX for a burial or cremation service is becoming a popular way to honor those who have passed on. When planning a funeral, we encourage you to not hesitate in contacting us about any and all of your needs or inquiries. We are always happy to help and are here when you need us!