Creating a Memorial Service Checklist

Baer / November 22, 2018

It is important to ensure that you don’t forget important things, while preparing a memorial service. It would, for instance, be a pity if you invited people to a memorial service, only to discover at the last minute that the venue you were inviting them to was already booked for another event. It would even be a greater pity to hire a venue for a memorial service, get service providers and do all manner of other things – only to discover at the last minute that you forgot to invite people to attend the service! Yet such crazy things happen all the time. And one way in which you can ensure that you don’t forget such important things is by creating a checklist.

If you want to ensure that you get everything right while organizing a memorial service — and to ensure that you don’t forget important things — you need to create a checklist. So in today’s article, we will be looking at the steps you need to follow, while creating a checklist for a memorial service.

While creating a memorial service checklist, you need to start by asking yourself one question. That is the question as to what exactly you need to have, in order to get a successful memorial service. This may include things like a venue, transport for the attendees, catering services, music, security services, a preacher to deliver the sermon, ushers… and so on. You would then need to create a list of all those things that are necessary for a successful memorial service. The most important thing would be to ensure that you think of all possible things you could ever need for a successful memorial service, and include them in the list.

Then you may need to look at the specific tasks you need to perform, in order to get a successful memorial service. These may include booking a venue, printing out invitation cards, sending out the invitation cards, cleaning the venue… and so on. So you can create another list of the specific tasks you need to perform, in order to get a successful memorial service. Again, the most important thing here would be to ensure that you think of all possible things you could possibly need for a successful memorial service, and include them in the list.

Then you can merge the two lists (the one of things you need to have, and the one of tasks you need to perform), in order to get one checklist for the memorial service.

Then, once any of the things you need to have for a memorial service is procured, you can tick against it on the checklist. And once any of the task you need to perform for the memorial service is performed, you can similarly tick against it on the checklist. By the end of it all, you’d be in a position to figure out which things you haven’t yet gotten/which tasks you haven’t yet performed. Then you can cater for such things, well ahead of the memorial service. And this way, you’d be in a position to avoid embarrassments on the day of the actual memorial service.

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