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How to Plan a Touching Memorial Service February 14, 2018

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How to Plan a Touching Memorial Service, Colchester, Connecticut

Losing a loved one is a difficult experience for any family. While dealing with feelings of grief, many people take comfort and find peace by planning a celebration of life. If you’re organizing a memorial service in someone’s honor, here are a few steps to follow to ensure the day goes seamlessly. 

Understanding the Planning Process for a Memorial Service

What Steps Should You Start With?

Memorial services are slightly different from other funeral arrangements as they don’t necessarily have to take place right away, nor do the remains of the deceased need to be on display or present. While this gives you more time to plan, your first step should be finding the right funeral home to assist with the process.

Once you’ve selected a funeral director, they will help you choose the date, time, and venue for your service. Next, you’ll decide on whether you want a theme or any special moments that represent the individual who has passed. Together, you’ll create a program schedule, notify friends and family members of the occasion, select a speaker for the obituary, and decide on details like music, floral arrangements, food for the reception, or the display of memorabilia. 

The Benefits of Working With an Experienced Funeral Home

Memorial ServiceHosting a memorial service requires meticulous planning and coordinating details with venues, florists, and musicians or caterers. By working with an experienced funeral home, you can rest easy knowing every detail has been covered. The funeral director will shoulder much of the burden so that you and your family can focus on being there for one another and sharing fond memories of the deceased. 


Belmont Funeral Home, an independently owned and operated facility, has been serving residents throughout the greater Colchester, CT, area, since 1954. With a reputation for a compassionate and comprehensive approach, these professionals will help with every aspect of funeral arrangements, from special touches at the memorial service to assistance deciding between cremation and traditional burial. Call (860) 537-2900 or visit them online to learn more about this funeral home.

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