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Organizing a Wake for Your Deceased Loved One Tips to Consider

Posted by Amherst Funeral and Cremation Services on February 19th, 2020

A wake is a gathering of the family, friends, and acquaintances of the deceased. It is an occasion where the living can celebrate the life that has been lived. It’s a great time to share personal stories about the deceased and to remember the memories they have experienced.

It’s also a good idea to hold a wake if you are waiting for someone to attend the funeral such as a relative or a friend who is abroad and need more time to travel.

When organizing a wake, here are some tips to consider:

1. Coordinate with the funeral home in New Westminster.

Where are you going to hold the wake? How long will it be? Who should arrange it? You would want to talk to the people running the funeral home in New Westminster to know what your options are. The people at the Funeral Home in New Westminster can also arrange all the details of the wake and provide you with everything that you might need.

If you are looking for a funeral home in New Westminster to do all the wake and funeral arrangements, turn to the trusted names in this industry such as Amherst Funeral and Cremation Services Inc.

2. Decide what to do during the wake.

There are many things that can be done during a wake. You can hold a mass, invite singers to come and sing the deceased’s favorite songs, play recorded videos of the deceased through a projector, invite friends and family to come and talk about their experiences with the deceased and many more.

3. Consider what to serve during the wake.

Ask your venue if they also offering a catering service. Now should be the time to decide what to serve the people who come to the wake. If you are not hiring a catering service, find out if you can make the food yourself. You can serve easy-to-eat and easy-to-make food such as sandwiches. You can also hire a coffee truck or go all out and hire a food truck. It really depends on the venue and your budget.

4. Inform your loved ones.

Once you have organized all the details about the wake such as the date, time and venue, you can start informing people. You can do so through your social media account and ask others who see the advertisement to disseminate the information.

You can also post on the obituary section of local newspapers and include details of the wake and the funeral.

Organizing a wake doesn’t have to be a monumental challenge. These are the tips that you should keep in mind if you want to have a memorable send-off to your loved one.

John Raymonds is the author of this article. To know more about Amherst Green Legacy in Vancouver please visit our website:

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