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Funeral Planning Professionals Discuss What to Include at Your Loved One's Viewing September 7, 2017

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Funeral Planning Professionals Discuss What to Include at Your Loved One's Viewing, Bristol, Connecticut

Coping with the loss of a beloved friend or family member is difficult. Many choose to say their goodbyes during a private viewing ceremony prior to holding a public memorial service. The funeral planning professionals from Dunn Funeral Home in Bristol, CT, understand you might have some questions as to what to include during a viewing. They have a few suggestions to ensure your friends and family can properly celebrate the life and works of the loved one they’ve lost.

Funeral Planning: 3 Things to Include at a Viewing

Pleasant Music 

Providing some soothing music during the viewing can help your guests relax. Playing some peaceful hymns or hiring a pianist to play some of your loved one’s favorite songs is a great way to calm the nerves of your family members and pay homage to the deceased. 

Pictures 

Having an area that contains pictures of the deceased and their family is often appreciated during a private viewing. Keeping a photo album or a few of your favorite pictures of the deceased can aid guests in mourning by allowing them to remember happy times. You may even want to include a book for guests to sign, encouraging those present to leave anecdotes and their favorite stories about their loved one who’s passed on. 

Area for Cards & Flowers 

funeral planningDuring the viewing, many people will arrive with flowers or condolence cards from those who were unable to be present. Gathering these items together in a designated area is lovely for those present, allowing them to admire the flowers while paying their respects. 

You don’t have to manage funeral planning on your own; the professionals from Dunn Funeral Home are always available to answer your questions and help you prepare a touching service. Call them today at (860) 583-9219, or visit them online to learn about their funeral arrangement services. 

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