How to Organize a Memorial Service for a Loved One

Baer / November 29, 2017

There are certain steps you need to follow, when organizing a memorial service for a loved one. In today’s article, we will be looking at those specific steps. If you follow these steps, you are likely to end up with a well organized memorial service.

Firstly, you need to make a decision on when and where the memorial service is to be held. It shouldn’t be a random date or a random venue. You need to think through everything carefully. For instance, the date needs to be one that is convenient to all the intended attendees. The venue, similarly, has to be one that is convenient to all intended attendees. Further, the date may be chosen to coincide with the birthday of the loved one you are commemorating, or the date when the person who is being commemorated departed.

Secondly, you need to publicize the memorial service. The objective is to ensure that all the intended attendees know about it in good time. This will increase the chances of them actually attending.

Thirdly, as the memorial date draws near, you need to make decisions on the specific activities to be undertaken on that date. You need, for instance, to make decisions on who the speakers are to be, how long they are to speak, and what they are to speak on. Ultimately, you need to come up with a program, which is to be followed on the memorial date.

Fourthly, on the memorial date, you need to ensure that the program you have prepared for the date is followed to the letter. It should be a brief but reasonably intense event. Remember, the objective is to have a meaningful memorial for the departed loved one.

Fifthly, once you are through with the memorial, you need to take some time, to personally thank the attendees. Don’t take their time for granted. You need to thank them profusely. That way, you can be sure that they will be motivated to attend your future events.

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