7 Ways Perches Funeral Homes Can Help Make the Most of Your Post-Funeral Reception

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is undoubtedly challenging, and when it comes to planning a funeral, there are additional considerations to keep in mind. This guide aims to provide informative and practical suggestions to help you navigate the process and make the reception a meaningful and memorable event for all involved.

Perches Funeral Homes offers 8 select locations with designated post service reception rooms. Not only are the rooms create to ease stress, but Perches also has a staff that can help with your personalized memorial service, customize your loved ones details and memorabilia and help with technological needs.

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is undoubtedly challenging, and when it comes to planning a funeral, there are additional considerations to keep in mind.

1) CONNECTION: A post-funeral reception is a social gathering that takes place after the funeral service, where attendees can share stories, memories, and support one another. Typically, food is served, fostering a sense of connection and providing an opportunity for conversation and reflection.

2) LOCATION: Finding an appropriate location can be a challenge. Perches Funeral Homes offers a comforting, all-inclusive venue for hosting your reception and eliminating the stress of hosting in your own home. This allows friends and family members to offer their condolences, express sympathy, and share memories of the deceased.

3) MUSIC SELECTION, VIDEOS AND LIVE STREAMING: The Importance of three tech components and choosing appropriate music for a post-funeral reception can be challenging. Unlike a typical party, the mood and tone are more akin to visiting someone's house rather than a lively gathering. Opting for slower tunes can create a soothing and reflective atmosphere. Additionally, if the deceased had any favorite artists or songs, incorporating them into the playlist can be a heartfelt touch.  Live streaming and videos help bring together those that are not able to attend.


4) SUPPORT: This gathering also enables those closest to the individual to support each other as they collectively mourn the loss while celebrating the life that was lived. By focusing on celebrating the person's life, the reception offers a chance to find solace and healing amidst the grieving process.


5) SHARING THE PLANNING  RESPONSIBILITY: If you believe that hosting a funeral reception is expected but feel overwhelmed with the task, consider reaching out to close friends or family members to share the planning responsibilities. Splitting the obligations can make the process more manageable and relieve some of the burdens.


6) COMFORT FOOD FOR THE SOUL: Hosting a potluck meal and inviting guests to bring a dish or two, can reduce your own responsibilities and allow others to contribute to the reception. Keeping the menu basic can help alleviate stress and logistical challenges. You can also prepare your own comfort food or cater a stress free meal, food is a great way to offer comfort and share in cultural traditions.


7) KEEP IT SIMPLE: To simplify the reception planning process, consider keeping the event small and intimate. Remember that the goal is not to impress anyone but to provide a space for people to come together and remember the deceased.


Ask your Perches Funeral Home Director for more information 

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