Losing a loved one is challenging, and survivors are often left feeling helpless. Giving all family members who wish to play a role in the memorial service a chance to participate can make everyone feel valued and support the grieving process. If you plan a service for a loved one and your family members want to help, there are ways to get them involved.
3 Tips for Making Everyone Feel Involved in a Loved One’s Memorial Service
1. Give Gregarious People Greeting Roles
If you have a loved one who is a known “people person,” consider giving them the role of the greeter at the funeral home. While the funeral director will be there to welcome guests as well, it’s customary to have someone from the family greet the attendees, so they can see a familiar face when they arrive.
2. Tap Into Talented People’s Abilities
Many families have a wide array of talented individuals, and if someone wishes to lend their skills, it may help to take them up on their offer. Writers can prepare obituaries while artists may design custom programs or prayer cards. If someone with musical talent delivers a special tribute, it could also be a meaningful way to get them involved in the memorial.
3. Offer Behind-the-Scenes Responsibilities
For some people, there may not be a suitable option for providing assistance with the actual service, but there could be other ways for them to lend help. Cinching up details for the reception, providing transportation for individuals in need, and submitting paperwork to the appropriate parties are other helpful ways for people to participate.
Planning a memorial service is overwhelming, which is why the compassionate staff at Tri State Direct Cremation in Brooklyn, NY, aims to make cremation as hassle-free as possible. They offer free, 24/7 consultations and are available to answer any questions you have during this difficult time. Learn more about the services online, or call (347) 470-1515 to speak with a staff member.