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Tips on Creating a Memorable Funeral

February 12, 2018 • Teri Vila-Caballero

When someone special in your life passes on, there’s nothing you can do about the loss other than move on and create a memorable funeral so you can honor their memory. You want nothing more than to create something they would appreciate. Whether you are doing a traditional burial or a cremation, a funeral or memorial service is often a part of the process. Use these tips to create something memorable for you and your loved ones in Coral Gables, FL cremation.

Tip 1: Use Family Traditions

If your family usually goes with traditional burials, it might be best to stick with that route. If the family is used to cremation, you can go down that path instead. Apart from burial options, you will want to use other family traditions to make the funeral special. Perhaps your loved one had a special part in holiday gatherings. Use those memories to help everyone feel their presence during the service.

Tip 2: Consider a Keepsake

Everyone who attends the funeral or cremation memorial service will want to remember your loved one. That’s why they are there—to honor their memory. To keep their memory alive, you might want to send guests home with a keepsake. That might be a piece of jewelry from their extensive collection, a book they loved, a recipe from their signature baked goods, or something else.

Tip 3: Use Humor Where Appropriate

It’s okay to tell funny stories about your loved one and the things they loved. Humor during a funeral service when appropriate can lighten the mood and bring the person’s memory to the forefront. There were things that happened in their life that brought a smile to everyone’s face, and that can happen again on their funeral day.

Tip 4: Use Music to Honor

Did your loved one have a favorite song or instrument? Is there someone in your family that plays something they loved? You can get sentimental emotions going through the music you choose for the event. People feel connected through music and using it during a funeral can help guests remember your loved one fondly.

Tip 5: Pay Attention to a Memory Table

Many families like to put together a table to memorialize their loved one. The table can have favorite items, pictures, and other such things on display. Choose things they enjoyed to highlight their favorite things in life so everyone will remember them fondly.

The professionals at Ferdinand Funeral Homes & Crematory believe that every funeral should be special and unique. If you need help in the planning process, whether you are going with a traditional burial or cremation, we’re here for you. Give us a call at 305-631-0001 for advice or to set up a meeting with our funeral director. We’re located at 2546 SW 8th St. Miami, FL 33135, and we want to help your family get the closure it needs when your loved one passes on. We’re here with unique ideas to make the event as special as your family member was.

Teri Vila-Caballero

Teri Vila-Caballero

Teri Vila-Caballero is the Pre Need Director at Ferdinand Funeral Homes & Crematory. She joined the team in 2012 to fulfill her calling to serve our community.


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