a funeral wake was an opportunity before the funeral where people would pay
their respects, however, today this usually occurs after the burial or
cremation. In a less formal setting, family and friends can celebrate the life
of the deceased by sharing memories, eating together or doing something special
to pay tribute.
this blog, we discuss some of the ways you can add a personal touch when
planning a wake.
and videos often capture the fondest memories, so why not put together a
collection that you can share? Create a simple slideshow of funny photos, silly
videos and other memories that you can show on a projector screen so everyone
can reminisce and remember the good times.
on where you’re hosting the wake, a firework display is a lovely way of paying
tribute to someone who has passed. The bright colours and amazing display is an
uplifting tribute and specialist companies can even incorporate the cremation
ashes into the fireworks, so the ashes are scattered spectacularly.
nice for everyone to have something they can remember their friend or family
member by, so organising a set of small gifts means they’ll have something to
take home and cherish. It doesn’t need to be anything expensive, seeds of the
deceased’s favourite flower, candles or small framed pictures are perfect.
should be a happy celebration of life so there are no rules about what you
should and shouldn’t do! A great way of keeping things positive is to create a
theme relating to an individual that’s passed. Perhaps decorate the space in
their favourite colour, ask people to dress up or display their memorabilia –
whatever it is, this can add a very personal touch.
Here at Normington & Sons
, we’ve been planning local funerals
in Wakefield since 1957. We understand how difficult this period can be which
is why we’re on hand to support you. From burials and cremations to headstones
and flowers, our services are designed to give your loved one the best
send-off. Get in touch
today for more information.