If your loved one opted for a celebration of life over a traditional funeral, you may be wondering how you can honour their memory in a way that is befitting to them.
If your loved one was a music lover, planning a musical celebration of life ceremony is the perfect way to say your goodbyes. There are plenty of ways you can incorporate music into a celebration of life, and here we have got 4 unique ideas to inspire you!
What is a Celebration of Life?
A celebration of life is an event usually held after a direct cremation and is often held instead of a traditional funeral. Celebration of life ceremonies are aimed at honouring the life of a loved one and typically focus on the positive aspects of their life. This event may be less formal and structured than a funeral or memorial service and is often considered to be – as the name suggests – a joyful celebration rather than a ceremony dedicated to mourning.
Celebrating the Life of a Music Lover
There are many ways you can plan a personal tribute to a music fanatic. Here are four unique ideas:
1: Attend a concert or event for their favourite musical artist or band
A great way to honour the life of someone who loved music is to attend a concert or show for their favourite band or artist. This is a great opportunity to bring loved ones together in memory of the deceased and honour their memory in a positive and fun way.
Listening to their favourite band or artist can help bring you closer to them and reconnect with them in a more personal way. Additionally, coming together with other loved ones in their memory can help ease loneliness by bringing grieving friends and family together to support each other.
2: Attend a music festival with friends and family
If your loved one was an avid festival-goer, a great way to honour them is to attend a music festival. This can either be a festival they went to when they were alive or a festival that was on their bucket list, such as Glastonbury! You can arrange to attend with a group of friends and family who also knew your loved one and enjoy a weekend of music, dancing and laughs in your loved one’s memory.
This is a great way to de-stress when grieving, as music and dancing have been shown to improve feelings of sadness or loneliness and increase endorphins.