The loss of a loved one is difficult, and when you’re looking to honor them, planning a memorial service or celebration of life event is a lovely way to do this. Looking back at all your treasured moments together, all of their accomplishments and countless memories, many choose to host a gathering for friends and family to reminisce about all the wonderful moments you had together. When it comes to honoring a loved one with a memorial, let us provide you with some helpful tips to make this moment a beautiful tribute to a lifetime of memories.
The Ideal Venue
Many families want to honor their loved one in a special way, and one of the best ways to do this is to host the memorial service at a location that meant something to your loved one. Perhaps it was a particular spot on the beach or a beautiful nature path at their favorite park. It could be a restaurant they always liked to visit or even your home, if that’s where you held the most memories. No matter where you choose to host their memorial service, making it special is what the day is all about, and keeping it simple may just be the perfect solution. Find the venue that speaks to your family and work with a team who can assist you with all the details, so that you can focus on making more lasting memories with the special people around you.
The length of your event will vary, but many ceremonies start off with a beautiful tribute to the loved one who everyone is celebrating. Their life, their dreams and the memories that they made with everyone in attendance can be talked about, and it’s a wonderful opportunity to remember all the good times and the positivity they brought into the world. You may do this by:
Giving guests the chance to write down a message to the family or loved one to keep or share.
Having a display of the loved one’s life in pictures and asking guests if they’d like to contribute a nice memory of their own.
Providing guests the chance to jot down their favorite memory of that person.
For many, keeping the memorial light and bright is a good way to remember that person and celebrate them and all that they brought to the lives of those in attendance and beyond.
A Time to Remember
After the tribute is finished, this is a good time for guests to congregate and revisit some of the special moments shared together, and many do so through enjoying a beautiful meal together Perhaps you’re serving your loved one’s favorite dish or maybe you’re keeping it simple with hand-held appetizers or desserts. No matter what you plan to serve, whether it’s a three-course dinner or simple snacks, it helps to have a catering company to handle all of the details, so that you don’t have to worry. All you need to do is focus on healing and honoring your loved one.
If you are looking to honor a loved one with a memorial or celebration of life event, it helps to have a professional team who can help you with all the details. From planning your event to all of your catering needs and everything in between, trust in the professionals at Crave Culinaire to assist you. Call (239) 292-1529 or visit www.craveculinaire.com/funeral to learn more.