Casual Farewell Ideas

Exclusively at Clock Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Muskegon

 

We recognize that some people want a formal funeral event and we will always be prepared to serve those families. We also recognize that many families want a more casual event but are not sure how to strike the right balance between casual and appropriate.

Imagine having an uplifting event that is filled with smiles, laughter, and tears of joy. Their life was precious, and the loss was hard. But you will cherish the memory of their Casual Farewell.

What music would you like at your Casual Farewell?

Casual Farewells often include music that you wouldn’t find in most churches. Below is a small sample of songs we have played at our casual events.

"Drink a Beer" by Luke Bryan

"One More Day" -by Diamond Rio

"Dance With My Father" by Luther Vandross

“There You’ll Be” by Faith Hill

"Ain't No Sunshine" by Bill Withers

“Please Remember Me” by Tim McGraw

How would you like your family and guests to dress for your Casual Farewell?

While people attending a traditional funeral are often dressed in their Sunday best, those attending a Casual Farewell wear a wide range of attire. Many times, families will ask their guests to support a specific theme and wear similar shirts to the gathering. Below are a few examples.

What kind of procession would you like for your Casual Farewell?

A Casual Farewell is not limited to the traditional funeral procession. Below are a few examples of the some creative processions families have had for their loved one.

How would you like your family and guests treated at your Casual Farewell?

A Casual Farewell should feel like a reunion where everyone is welcome. Below are some things we avoid and some that we encourage.

Avoid - standing in line

Encourage - reconnecting

Avoid - rushing

Encourage - stay and visit

Avoid - Excluding Children

Encourage - Children Welcome

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