Planning a Funeral Reception or Wake

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Planning a Funeral Reception or Wake

A gathering after a funeral or memorial service is an opportunity for friends and family to spend time together and to remember and celebrate the life of the person who has died. Sharing stories and memories, laughing and crying, can provide much needed release and support.

There are no rules, the occasion can be as simple or as elaborate as you like. The main thing is to organise something that you are comfortable with and that you feel the person whose life you are celebrating would have wanted. 

Planning Tools to Help You Gather and Share Information

The whiteballoon Checklists below provide a printable summary of the things you may need to do or think about.

Other helpful Planning Tools, such as the Ideas Folder, in which to save images and information, the Budget Planner and Attendees Form make keeping track of information and tasks so much easier.

These are completely free to use. Just Register and Login to save information securely to your account.

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