What Your Guests Care Most About

By: Schilling Funeral Home & Cremation
Monday, April 12, 2021

There are some aspects of funerals and memorials that guests don’t really care about at all, but there are some that they care about a lot. There are a lot of details that go into a memorial after a cremation service in Amboy, IL. However, not every detail matters as much as others.  

 

In order to save you time and energy on planning your lost loved one’s service, here are the details that your guests actually care about:  

  • The Service Itself – The majority of funeral guests are at the event because they cared about the deceased. So, make sure the service honors and remembers the deceased in the best ways possible.  
  • Food –The food at the service one of the most important aspects, so you need to make sure your catering is the best it can be. That means not only delicious, but also hot, fresh, and well-presented. Don’t forget about options for people with dietary restrictions.  
  • Location – Do your best to choose a location that’s as accessible as possible, whether that means keeping it close to home to minimize travel or ensuring it has wheelchair ramps or close parking for differently abled guests. Also, don’t forget to consider the weather if the venue you choose has outdoor options. You don’t want your guests to sweat through their black clothing or freeze in cold weather.  
  • Date and Time – Your guests want to be able to come to your lost loved one’s service! When choosing the date, be mindful of holidays. Even though getting days off from may make it easier for them to travel, many people may want to use holidays for vacations or standing family reunions. When choosing the time, try not to make the service too early or too late. Having the ceremony at 9am might make it hard to guests to be ready, but a service at 9pm is later than others might want to stay up.  
  • Saying Hello – Do your very best to talk with or say hello to every one of your guests. It can be tough to accomplish, especially if you have a big service, but it’s important to make an effort so they feel appreciated for taking the time and energy to attend.  
  • The Flow – When it comes to any kind of even, even funerals and memorials, the “flow” refers to the way your guests move from moment to moment in the event. For example, from the service itself to the refreshments or burial. You don’t want to keep your guests waiting, so it’s important to optimize your flow by keeping your funeral director, celebrant, or any other person in charge appraised of your wishes and delays.   

Do you want more tips on planning or Amboy, IL cremation services? Schilling Funeral Home & Cremation is here to help! After all, you shouldn’t waste your precious funeral or memorial planning time working on details that your guest won’t care about or even remember. Use this list to help make your lost loved one’s service the best it can be. 

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