If you’ve lost a loved one, it can be an incredibly difficult and overwhelming time for all involved, and planning funeral arrangements only compounds this. Music can be an important part of a funeral service; it can help to provide comfort, and reflect the personality of the deceased, whilst serving as a tribute to their life. In this blog, we will explore some things to consider when picking a song for funeral arrangements and how a funeral planning service can help.
Consider the mood of the service.
The mood of the service is an important consideration when choosing a song for a funeral. A more reflective or slower-paced song can suit a sombre service, but if the service is more celebratory, you may want to choose a more upbeat song that reflects the joy of the person’s life. The message of the song adds to this. Does the song reflect the values and beliefs of the deceased? Does it provide comfort to those who are mourning? Is it a song of hope or one that reflects the sadness of the situation? A song’s message and outlook can truly define the mood of funeral arrangements, and picking one which encapsulates the decease can make for a truly special occasion. If you’re unsure of what mood or atmosphere to curate in your funeral arrangements, your funeral planning service will be happy to help.
Consider the musical style.
The musical style of the song adds to the atmosphere of the funeral arrangements; it is vital to choose a song that fits with the overall tone of the service and that is appropriate for the setting. If the service is more traditional, you may want to choose a classical or religious song, whilst if the service is more modern, you may want to choose something more contemporary. The lyrics of the song add to this; you might want to choose lyrics that are appropriate for the situation and that convey the message you want to send. But equally, you may want to avoid lyrics that are too overwrought and personal, ones which may be too emotionally strenuous and difficult for those in attendance to hear.
Think about the personality of the deceased.
The personality of the deceased is essential for choosing a song for a funeral arrangement. Consider their favourite song, their preferred artists, or perhaps music from a film they enjoyed. You might want to think about a moment you might have shared with them that involved music, as this can help the funeral truly capture both their essence and the precious memories of their life. The most important thing, above all, is to choose a song that honours the memories of your loved one and provides comfort to those who are grieving.
If you’ve lost a loved one and are looking for help with funeral arrangements from a funeral planning service, Stockman and Loram can help. Family-owned for four generations, we offer caring and compassionate funeral planning services. Contact us today to find out more.