Tips To Plan a Personalised Funeral Service in Sydney
Adding a personalized touch can make the funeral service feel more elegant and authentic. At Paul Lahood Funeral Services, our experienced funeral director can help you plan a unique funeral service as special as the person that has passed away.
For many families wishing to bid a personal farewell to their loved one, personalised funeral services are becoming the preferred solution. Some prefer total personalization, while others go the traditional route, but add a few personal touches to the service.
How to Create a Personalised Funeral Service
A personalised funeral service is in a way simple to organise. It needs a dash of creativity, and some innovative ideas that reflect the personality of the loved one. A traditional funeral too can have a personal touch, and here are some ideas to make it unique and memorable.
1. Venue and Time
Select an avenue that has relevance to the life of the departed. If the person was a beach lover, select a nearby beach for a memorial ceremony. Choice of time is also crucial; for example, you can conduct the service in the evening, followed by soft music and some coffee.
2. Think of a Theme
- Request guests to wear a particular colour, or accessory reflecting the style of the person.
- Pick up exciting events in a person’s life and weave a story for a visual presentation.
- Decorate a nearby chapel with favourite flowers and some personal things.
- Setting up what the person had collected over the years as their favourites.
- If the person loved music, hire a music group to sing their favourite songs to the accompaniment of musical instruments.
- Prepare an attractive collection of the person’s photos on a decorative board and place it at the entrance for guests to see.
- Add a little emotional and colourful touch by releasing doves, balloons, etc.
- Mementoes to take home for guests such as a mug, bookmarks, etc.
3. Unique Casket
Decorate the coffin yourself with different unique arrangements interspersed with photos, drawings, signatures, special messages, or memories. You can also have a custom-built coffin with photos and anything else that the person loved.
4. Family Bonds
- As a last visit of the loved one, drive past your family home, stop for a moment, and proceed to the funeral venue.
- Your pet may have unspoken emotions for the person. Bring it to the funeral if possible.
- Digitalise the ceremony by Video recording or streaming the service for interstate or overseas family members and friends.
5. Special Service for Veterans
- Ask everyone present to wear apparel and colours that reflect the team or club’s speciality
- For a military person, form a guard of honour, and include military honours, awards in the ceremony.
As an establishment that has been in this space for many years, we know what it takes to offer clients elegant and sophisticated funeral services that provide them good value for money.
We make sure that you get customised services while creating personalised funeral arrangements for your loved one. We provide 24/7, customised Funeral Services in Sydney, call Paul Lahood’s Funerals at 02 9564 0223. Feel free to send us your queries via this Contact Us form.