Planning A Beautiful Service

When my grandmother passed away, I was astonished to learn that I had been named the executor of her estate. After splitting up her belongings amongst my aunts and uncles, I turned my attention to planning her funeral. I didn't know where to start. Fortunately, I was able to find an excellent funeral home that understood how to help people plan beautiful memorial services. It was amazing to go through the process of planning the music, the speakers, and even the set-up of the room. This blog is all about planning gorgeous memorial services for the people that you love so that you aren't left grappling with difficult decisions.

Three Tools For Getting The Word Out About Upcoming Funeral Services


When a beloved friend, colleague, or family member dies, attending funeral services serves as an important source of solace and closure for many people. Getting the word out about upcoming funeral services is therefore a very important task for surviving family members and friends.

Those in charge of arranging funeral services should put effort into making sure that everyone who wants to or feels the need to attend the funeral knows when it is scheduled. While word-of-mouth notifications usually suffice for getting the word out within the family, making sure that more distant relations and friends of the deceased know about the funeral requires a little more work.

Below are three important tools that can help notify as many people as possible about an upcoming funeral:

The obituary

Publishing an obituary in a local newspaper has long been a traditional means of getting the word out about the death of an individual and the upcoming funeral. However, it's important to be aware of the fact that it usually costs money to publish an obituary. 

Some small town newspapers might publish an obituary for free. Also, larger publications that charge for obituary posts might publish a free death announcement or smaller obituary offering only minimal details for families that don't want to pay for a larger announcement. 

Social media

Through your social media account, you may be connected to hundreds of individuals who you can reach instantly with the touch of a button. If you are a close relative of the deceased individual, you will probably share many contacts with him or her. Therefore, posting a death announcement on social media pages will probably reach many of the right people. 

Many social media networks now offer special features that allow the pages of deceased individuals to be turned into memorial walls. This special feature can make it possible to not only get the word out about the funeral, but also to post condolences and photos on the memorial wall. 

Church announcements

Arranging for an announcement to be made at a church or temple service is a good way of getting the word out about the death of an individual who regularly attended that church. Having an announcement at other churches in the area of the same denomination is also a good idea. 

Even if the deceased individual hadn't attended church in a while at the time of his or her death, it's still a good idea to look into his or her past religious affiliations to determine if an announcement at a local religious service is worthwhile. 

For more information about funeral services, contact a professional like those at Marine Park Funeral Home Inc.


13 July 2015