Saying goodbye to a loved one may be a time of high emotion, but that does not mean you must have a traditional memorial service or funeral. This last goodbye is the ideal time to share the personality of your loved one with friends and family, celebrating what made them unique throughout their life. Here are a few private funeral ideas that might provide you with some inspiration.

 

Create a Memory Board or Photo Display


Sharing the memories of your loved one in photo form allows guests to enjoy the pictures and share stories of your loved one. This can help bring friends and family members closer together while sharing these fantastic memories.

 

Define a Color Theme


Did your loved one adore a riot of color in their lives? While it’s the traditional choice, there are many other stunning colors of flowers that you can choose. Encourage a colorful display by handing out favorite flowers to mourners and request that funeral sprays have an added touch of color.

 

Dove or Butterfly Release


There are few things as beautiful or memorable as the release of live doves or butterflies at a graveside memorial service. This final tribute is often used to signify the final flight of the spirit, allowing friends and family members to enjoy the peace and hope that the release brings.

 

Experiment with Light


From floating lanterns to a memorial fireworks show, there are plenty of ways to incorporate light and activity into your loved one’s final farewell.

 

Select a Unique Venue


Did your loved one enjoy the great outdoors or the water? Consider creating a service that is uniquely theirs, held in a garden, greenhouse or even a local aquarium. Be sure to consider the number of people attending and any special considerations for the guests.

With these private funeral ideas, you’re able to create a memorable service for your loved one. At Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, our professionals are available anytime 24/7 to provide you with answers to questions during your time of need. Contact us anytime at 480-832-2850 or via email to wecare@mvfuneralhome.com. We have been helping families tell the story of their loved ones for generations, and we are always happy to share our knowledge with your family.