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Greenwood Funeral Home Renton Washington


Exploring Basic Details Of Hosting A Wake Memorial

The hosting of wakes are based on an ancient tradition where the family was required to remain awake at the side of the body until it is ready to be moved to the church. From the place of storage at a church it would be prepared for the burial or the cremation process. The preparation of a funeral wake requires a number of considerations for a smooth and memorable process.

When a family member dies, it can be an extremely difficult and emotional time for close friends and relatives. If you are planning on hosting a formal ceremony, notice has to be provided concerning the death in newspapers and public sources. All members should be notified of date, time, and location for the visitation to make the necessary arrangements.

The proceedings often take place at a funeral home. One should prepare sufficiently by notifying the facility of the ceremony and have the body prepared for viewing purposes. This will include the placement of flowers and related decorations in the room that the visitation is going to be held in.

Most people place a single enlarged photograph of a deceased member in the the room as a sign of respect and honor. It should reveal the positive aspects of personality. It is important that you remain at the entrance to greet all guests who attend the ceremony.

A parlor will often include a guestbook to sign and leave messages of support. The catering will need to be taken into consideration including the provision of snacks and drinks for the visitation. Not all facilities include food for guests and therefore it should be discussed with the business.

A funeral wake is a traditional procedure that is held to remember and honor the person who has passed on. It can focus on the celebration of life or a mourning process in which guests are able to offer their condolences and share fond memories. Careful planning and consultation with a parlor can aid in making the most suitable decisions.


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