Choosing Music for Funerals and Memorials - 5 Things to Consider

Choosing Music for Funerals and Memorials - 5 Things to Consider

Jan 09, 2023

Choosing the right songs for a funeral is an incredibly personal and emotional decision. Here are some additional thoughts on how to choose music that is meaningful and sentimental: 

1. Consider the deceased's favorite songs or artists. These can be a great way to honor their memory and reflect their unique personality and tastes. 

2. Think about the lyrics. Are there any lines that particularly resonate with the loved one's life or experiences? Are there any themes that reflect their beliefs or values? 

3. Reflect on the emotions you want the music to evoke. Do you want to choose songs that are uplifting and celebratory, or more somber and reflective? Is there a specific feeling you want to convey to those in attendance? 

4. Consider the relationship you had with your loved one. Are there any songs that were meaningful to the two of you, or that have special significance to your shared experiences? 

5. Reach out to family and friends. Don't be afraid to seek input from family and friends. They may have ideas for songs that are especially meaningful to them, or that they associate with the loved one. 

In the end, the most important thing is to choose music that feels authentic and meaningful to you and the other mourners. Whether it's a traditional hymn, a beloved pop song, or something in between, the right music can provide a powerful and lasting tribute to the life and legacy of your loved one.

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Want song recommendations? Check out our blog: 10 Beautiful Songs To Play At A Funeral Or Memorial Service