Choosing the right songs for a funeral service is always a challenge because you want something that will provide a good atmosphere, offer comfort, be solemn enough for the ceremony, and not cause any offence to the attendees. Many struggle to find the perfect fit and end up settling for classic funeral songs they have no personal connection to. Here are some tips and suggestions that can help avoid that:
1. Consider the Personality and Preferences of the Decedent
If you want the funeral service to be personal and unique, it’s important to choose songs based on the decedent’s personality and preferences. Consider the decedent’s musical tastes, their favorite songs and bands, etc, and do through the options carefully. Find songs and music that bring forth good memories of the decedent and use them in the ceremony.
2. Be Aware of the Lyrics
Lyrics of the song add meaning to it so it’s important to consider them carefully before making the choice. Some lyrics can be too bold and entirely unsuitable for a funeral. The last thing you want to do is cause offense to the people during their time of grief. Choose songs that offer comfort and have gentle lyrics.
3. If you Can’t Decide, Choose Classical Instrumental
Classical instrumental songs have no lyrics, sound elegant, and can offer a great deal of comfort as well. You just can’t go wrong with them because they’re inoffensive and suitable for all kinds of formal occasions. If the decedent had a favorite composer or artist, choose a song from their repertoire to add a personal touch to the funeral.
If you want to know more about funeral services, don’t hesitate to contact us at The Jerry Spears Company. Our team will be happy to help.