What is a Memorial Invitation
Memorial Invitations serves as an announcement and invitation to family and friends to attend a departed person's funeral.
How to Make a Memorial Invitation
According to US funerals, there are two million funerals that are held every year. Creating memorial invitations is part of the preparation for the departed person's memorial day. You can familiarize yourself with the process by reading the tips below.
1 Select a Graphics Design Software
Using computers will reduce the amount of effort that you have to invest in making memorial invitations. Choosing a graphics design software gives you a lot of options and tools for designing the layout of your invitation. There are a lot of graphic design software that you can choose from, but among them, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop are popular.
2 Plan the Layout
Layouts are important. They serve as the guiding format for your design. When designing an invitation, you have to think about the things that make a proper invitation. Familiarize yourself with these things by looking at references that can guide you.
3 Start with The Departed Person's Name and Date of Birth and Departure
After planning the layout, you can start making the invitation. Start with the departed person's name, date of birth, and date of departure. You can put the person's photo to serve as a remembrance to his or her loved ones.
4 Write the Invitation's Body
Next, write the message that invites people to join the memorial service. It would be good if you can write a little tribute for the departed in the memorial invitation. Have a list of people to invite and address an invitation to them individually.
5 Finalize the Invitation
Finalize the invitation, prepare the final version for printing. Collect the prints and have them delivered to the people invited.
How to prepare for a memorial service?
- Choose an overall theme for the service.
- Decide on a location.
- Choose the date for the service.
- Prepare to write the obituary.
- Notify relatives and friends that are out of town.
- Decide on who leads the service.
- Decide the order of service.
How long does a memorial service last?
On average, a memorial service can last up to 30 to 40 minutes. However, it may last longer if the person was well-known. Speeches and readings can also make a memorial service longer.
Do you serve food on memorial services?
When serving food on memorial service, make sure that the departed's favorite food is part of the menu. Beverages and desserts are also ok. The food should be served right after the memorial service. It would be best if you did not serve any alcoholic drinks.
What is the memorial service etiquette?
Everyone in the memorial service is expected to be reserved. The dress code should be conservative, and attendees should keep their voices down, and if possible, the conversations should be at a minimum.
What do you bring in a memorial service?
When attending a memorial service, it is customary to bring flowers to signify that you are offering your condolences.