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We are experts at planning meaningful and memorable personalized funeral celebrations. Each customized celebration of life is a special tribute to the person it remembers. We celebrate each life like no other.

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Customizing your celebration of life

A traditional funeral service is the perfect choice for some families, but even traditional services can be customized to reflect personality, passions and even a signature style. The uniqueness of a life can be expressed without compromising the traditional aspects of a service.

 

Offerings vary by location. Catering not offered where prohibited by law. 

 

MUSIC

Every life has a soundtrack

Music can evoke memories of vacations and road trips, first dates and weddings, religious ceremonies and celebrations. When planning a funeral, consider how live or recorded music, memorial photos and videos set to a favorite song can set the tone and help tell your story. Whether you want timeless Christian hymns or a playlist of rock anthems, write them down in your planning guide and share them with your family to ensure your wishes are known. 

Music can evoke memories of vacations and road trips, first dates and weddings, religious ceremonies and celebrations. When planning a funeral, consider how live or recorded music, memorial photos and videos set to a favorite song can set the tone and help tell your story. Whether you want timeless Christian hymns or a playlist of rock anthems, write them down in your planning guide and share them with your family to ensure your wishes are known. 

MUSIC

Every life has a soundtrack

FLOWERS

Flowers add to a memorable story—floral arrangements in teapots, watering cans, cowboy boots, coffee cups and more. Consider alternatives to flowers—an avid camper or outdoorsperson might be remembered with small sapling centerpieces wrapped in burlap, where arrangements of greenery, fresh fruits or vegetables could be displayed alongside personal momentos and photographs.

Tell a beautiful story

SPEECH

Offer remembrance and closure

How do you want to be remembered? Special words, quotes, scripture or song lyrics are one way to remember how special someone was and connect with loved ones. As you share memories, your Dignity Memorial professional can help create a moving and personalized service shaped by your interests and personality. From sayings to prayers, poems and stories, special words can be incorporated into the service and become touching parts of a remembrance.

DECOR AND MEMENTOS

Transform a memorial service into a tropical paradise, backyard barbeque or biker rally. From cooking to traveling, running to reading, acting to origami, there are endless ways to tell a special story. For a golfing enthusiast, display his or her golf bag—clubs and all—and give out personalized golf balls to guests. Place a world-class quilter’s cherished works on display. Or, if gardening was a passion, decorate the service with flowers and plants, and hand out personalized seed packets for guests to take home in remembrance.

Set the stage for a memorable service

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Check out these Verified Reviews from J.D. Power and see what customers are saying about their celebrations of life.

“Very pleased with everything—Mom was truly honored and her life remembered and celebrated!”

Verified J.D. Power purchaser

DECEMBER 2018

“We appreciated the director's suggestions and creativity given to us when we selected a fireside chat style memorial service for Mom. The food was delicious and perfectly served.”

Verified J.D. Power purchaser

JANUARY 2018

“Our celebration of life for my husband of 50-plus years was beautiful and meaningful.”

Verified J.D. Power purchaser

OCTOBER 2018

“My husband could not have had a better celebration of life. Everything was done with great concern and was beautiful. Friends are still commenting on this.”

Verified J.D. Power purchaser

OCTOBER 2018

“Very attentive staff helped to make the event one of celebration vs sorrow. Thank you.”

Verified J.D. Power purchaser

JUNE 2018

“The luncheon was wonderful, the employees were terrific, the service was beautiful, making a hard time for myself and my family easier. Truly was a celebration of life!”

Verified J.D. Power purchaser

APRIL 2018

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FLOWERS

Tell a beautiful story

Flowers add to a memorable story—floral arrangements in teapots, watering cans, cowboy boots, coffee cups and more. Consider alternatives to flowers—an avid camper or outdoorsperson might be remembered with small sapling centerpieces wrapped in burlap, where arrangements of greenery, fresh fruits or vegetables could be displayed alongside personal momentos and photographs.

SPEECH

Offer remembrance and closure

How do you want to be remembered? Special words, quotes, scripture or song lyrics are one way to remember how special someone was and connect with loved ones. As you share memories, your Dignity Memorial professional can help create a moving and personalized service shaped by your interests and personality. From sayings to prayers, poems and stories, special words can be incorporated into the service and become touching parts of a remembrance.

ATTIRE

What people wear sets the tone for a funeral or celebration of life before they even arrive at the venue. Consider asking attendees to wear large ornately decorated hats for a horse-racing enthusiast. Jerseys uniforms and colors of a beloved sports team can also personalize a service. Or tropical shirts for a luau or barbeque can make the event more casual and festive. Black attire is no longer required for mourning—people are increasingly using attire as a way to make services more personalized and memorable.

Tell a story even before you speak

DECOR AND MEMENTOS

Set the stage for a memorable service

Transform a memorial service into a tropical paradise, backyard barbeque or biker rally. From cooking to traveling, running to reading, acting to origami, there are endless ways to tell a special story. For a golfing enthusiast, display his or her golf bag—clubs and all—and give out personalized golf balls to guests. Place a world-class quilter’s cherished works on display. Or, if gardening was a passion, decorate the service with flowers and plants, and hand out personalized seed packets for guests to take home in remembrance.

REMEMBRANCE

Plan a peaceful place for reflection

Perhaps one of the most important parts of customizing a funeral is memorialization. Personal preference, religious background and family traditions influence the kind of final resting place you might choose. You can choose a space near religious monuments or in religious cemetery sections, in a Veteran’s cemetery section, or a space optimized for feng shui; and a grave marker provides an opportunity to make a permanent statement about a special life lived.

ATTIRE

What people wear sets the tone for a funeral or celebration of life before they even arrive at the venue. Consider asking attendees to wear large ornately decorated hats for a horse-racing enthusiast. Jerseys uniforms and colors of a beloved sports team can also personalize a service. Or tropical shirts for a luau or barbeque can make the event more casual and festive. Black attire is no longer required for mourning—people are increasingly using attire as a way to make services more personalized and memorable.

Tell a story even before you speak

Download Imagine to begin planning an unforgettable tribute today.

Whether you're planning a funeral for a loved one or pre-planning for yourself, each life story is like no other and should be celebrated with a meaningful and memorable, personalized celebration. From food to flowers, music to momentos, each customized funeral is a special tribute to the person it remembers.

Here are just some ways a memorial service can be as unique as the person it honors.

DIFFERENT WAYS TO PERSONALIZE

Whether you're planning a funeral for a loved one or pre-planning for yourself, each life story is like no other and should be celebrated with a meaningful and memorable, personalized celebration. From food to flowers, music to momentos, each customized funeral is a special tribute to the person it remembers.

Here are just some ways a memorial service can be as unique as the person it honors.

REMEMBRANCE

Perhaps one of the most important parts of customizing a funeral is memorialization. Personal preference, religious background and family traditions influence the kind of final resting place you might choose. You can choose a space near religious monuments or in religious cemetery sections, in a Veteran’s cemetery section, or a space optimized for feng shui; and a grave marker provides an opportunity to make a permanent statement about a special life lived.

Plan a peaceful place for reflection