Our Mooresville Event Rental Specialist Shares How to Plan a Memorial Celebration of Life

More and more people are opting to have a “celebration of life” memorial service instead of a traditional open-casket funeral. Unlike traditional funerals, which are more solemn, celebration services are intended to be joyful events, full of laughter and storytelling. The focus is not on the death of the person, but on the joy that they brought to others throughout their lives. Here are some ways to arrange a celebration of life.

Gather Mementos

Though the person you have lost can no longer be with you, a part of them still lives in the things they touched, made, or loved. Tactile, handmade things, such as paintings, knitted clothing, hand-carved sculptures, or hand-made pottery are a great way of sharing your loved one’s “touch”. Even if their hobbies or interests were not three dimensional, you can still use audio visual equipment to share them with others. For instance, you could play a recording of them playing music, or stream a video montage of special moments.

Choose a Venue

An ideal celebration service should reflect your loved one’s personality and interests. You might choose a specific place that was dear to them, like the place where they were married, or the church they enjoyed going to. You could also choose a venue in a general area they enjoyed, like the beach or mountains. If you plan to feed your guests heated food, or if you will require air conditioning or heating, these are also things you should take into consideration.  

Distribute Keepsakes

A keepsake is a small, unique token for guests to take with them when they leave. It does not have to be expensive; it only has to represent your loved one in some way. It could be something as small as a candle, poem, or favorite candy, accompanied by a small note. It could also be something that belonged to the person, like a small piece of yarn for someone who loved to weave. Whatever you choose, mementos are a way to celebrate the life of someone you love while providing a physical representation to honor their memory.

Get Everything You Need with Mooresville Event Rentals

Even memorial services and funerals require tables and chairs; linens and china; serving platters and bowls; and a wide range of other items. If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, all these little decisions might easily make you feel overwhelmed. However, one thing that can make it easier is working with Mooresville event rentals. We provide all of the event rental items listed above and more, so you only need to make one call and work with one company to plan your event. If you need help planning a memorial service or other event in Gastonia, Mooresville, Lake Norman, Shelby, Conover or Hickory NC, please give us a call.