If you are planning a ceremony after your cremation service in Bellingham, WA, and want to add music, there are a few things you may want to consider. You will need to decide the music, how and when it will be played as well as what songs or type of music you will be using.
Luckily, there are no rules when it comes to designing your cremation ceremony so the use of music can be entirely personalized. However, you decide to incorporate music, there are some things you will want to think about. Let’s dive into those now.
Why Play Music?
First, music is powerful. It brings people together; it allows us to feel more comfortable and can help in the grieving process. Also, having music at your ceremony can help set the tone of the service. Music is something everyone can relate to and we have an innate love for.
How to Choose the Music
Choosing the music is such a special decision. Think about are what songs hold special meaning to you or your loved one. What songs did they enjoy? Was there a specific artist they really loved? Maybe they always listened to a certain type or genre of music that you could play. What songs could you play that enhance the tone and mood you are wanting to convey?
Listen to the Songs
Even if you have heard the songs before or think you know exactly what they say, listen to them again. Songs can have different meanings in different circumstances. A song that you thought might have been appropriate may not feel the same in the actual setting of the ceremony.
How Will the Music Be Played?
Is there a stereo system at the location of the ceremony? If so, what format will the music need to be? Is it something that you send over digitally to the venue? Do you need to bring a CD? If bringing CD’s it may not be a bad idea to bring more than one copy so you have a back-up if something happens to the original one.
If the location doesn’t have a stereo system, what will you use? If using a portable speaker that needs to sync to your phone, make sure to test this before the ceremony. If you are bringing a portable stereo, make sure to bring the CD (as well as the back-up).
Maybe the music will be preformed live. If that is the case, check with the musician ahead of time to ensure they have everything they will need.
When to Play the Music
You can play the music anytime you wish during the ceremony. A nice time to have background music playing could be as the guests are arriving to the location. You could also have a feature song played as a special portion of the ceremony. At the end of the ceremony is a nice time to have background music playing. There is no set time or right or wrong way to incorporate the music so feel free to use it as you see fit.
Having music in your cremation ceremony after your cremation service in Bellingham WA can add a lot of personalization to the event. To learn about more ways you can personalize your service, contact Moles Farewell Tributes & Crematory, and talk to a funeral director about your many options.