The Memorial Service Venue
The simplest option often is to work with the funeral director who can provide their funeral home for the memorial service.
Some of the advantages to this venue is that the sound system and video projection is provided. They will run the music and video for you. There is a microphone and podium for speakers.
However, more and more people are turning to destination settings for a memorial. Many beautiful facilities such as; gardens and greenhouses, museums, arenas, clubhouses, theaters, parks, lodges, aquariums, wineries, which offer private event rentals that are perfectly suitable for a remembrance of life.
When selecting a venue, some practical considerations should include;
- the number of people anticipated to attend,
- if the venue allows food and/or alcohol,
- if specific caterers must be used,
- if the venue is appropriate for the anticipated weather,
- and if the venue is something that the deceased would have liked and appreciated.
After arrangements have been made to secure the venue the specifics and details of the remembrance memorial service should be decided. These include determining how you are going to let people know the date and time, if food and drink will be served, musical selections, flowers and other decorations, who will speak or offer remembrance stories and readings, and if the family will offer memory takeaway items to guests.
Invitations and notifications to friends and family can be done informally through email and phone calls, through an obituary or if at a later date, a notice in the local newspaper, social media websites, or with formal paper invitations.
|At the service, you will want to have a Guest Book for attendees to sign. You will appreciate having one afterwards, as there may be guests who attend, but you did not have a chance to see them. Amazon has a good selection of styles of guest books to choose from, and if you compare price and quality to what the funeral home offers, I think you will be pleased.|