How to Create a Heartfelt Reception After the Services

Posted on January 24, 2022 by Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home Ltd. under cremation
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It is not uncommon when an individual passes away for there to be some form of an event after the cremation services in Humboldt, IL. Having a reception can be a great way for friends and family members to come together to connect and gain a sense of support as they’re going through the grief process. It might feel unclear where to get started with one of these events if you have never had to plan one, so getting some extra information can always be helpful, and here are a few tips.

Considerations to Take

If an individual has passed away; you or the other person experiencing the loss might be processing large amounts of grief, and it could be hard to try to organize an event like this. One of the first things you can do is to reach out to other people to delegate tasks if they want to offer support. There’s no specific way to hold one of these receptions, so don’t put a lot of pressure on yourself to make it perfect.

The most significant part of holding a reception is creating an environment that allows others to express themselves and connect to start the process of healing after the loss.

What are the Details

The details make an event a truly honorable and memorable function, so you want to reflect the kind of person the individual was when you’re making your decisions. You will need to consider several things to get started with planning the event.

  • What is your budget?
  • Who will oversee the planning?
  • Will others be doing specific tasks?
  • Where are you going to have the function?
  • Do you want it to be catered to or a potluck-style event?
  • Is there going to be music or a live mic for people to express themselves?
  • Will there be photos, or a video tribute provided for individuals to watch?
  • Is there going to be alcohol, or is this going to be an event where it’s a coffee and tea service?

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Other details can be put in place, such as incorporating hobbies or interests that the deceased had and using that as a form of decoration at the event. You might also consider creating a trinket or some sort of memorial token that individuals can take with them after the event is completed. In addition, having a candle lighting ceremony or some form of memorial ceremony can be highly beneficial.

Helping Our Local Families 

Creating a memorial reception doesn’t have to be a complicated process, so understanding your options and your budget is the starting place to make a great event. Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home Ltd has been in business since 1934, specializing in funeral and cremation services in Humboldt, IL. We take great pride in understanding the intricacies of creating a great event and would love to help you with your planning. If you would like more information or schedule an appointment, contact us today, and we will help you get started.

Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home Ltd.

Since 1985, Gregory and Sylvia Jerdan have operated the family business with a commitment to serve their community and surrounding area with dignity and respect. They plan to continue into the future as the "people you can rely on, both today and tomorrow".