If you have been asked to deliver a eulogy at a friend or loved one’s final service, it is quite an honor. But when you reach the funeral home in Windber, PA for the service, you might be rather nervous. The eulogy is one of the most important parts of the service. What if something goes wrong? Here are a few tips to help you with the process once the day to deliver the eulogy arrives.
A lot of times, funeral homes will have bottles of water at the podium for the speaker along with tissues and other items. Check the area to make sure it has what you need before things start. Otherwise, plan to take your own water up with you in case you need a sip or two while you speak. Having tissues nearby is never a bad idea, either.
Tip 2: Take A Written-Out Copy
IT’s great (though not necessary) to have the eulogy you’ve come up with memorized. Hopefully you have practiced it many times so you are comfortable with the process. However, even if you know it by heart, you don’t know how you are going to feel when you give it. Most families choose someone removed a bit from the direct lines so they won’t be as emotional during the service. But if emotion hits and you cannot give the eulogy, that doesn’t mean your planning has to go to waste. Instead, you can have it written out and hand it over to someone else to read aloud if you are unable to continue.
Tip 3: Save Yourself
There might be time to greet people as they arrive at the service, but since you are giving the eulogy, don’t feel like you have to be a part of that. You have an important role and you need to save your emotions, your voice, and your mental capacity for that time. There will be other chances to talk to others at the reception and perhaps as a part of the receiving line later. It’s okay to duck out of the before-hand stuff to center yourself in a peaceful place and prepare as best you can for what you need to do.
If you are the person asked to give the eulogy at funeral homes in Windber, PA, it’s a very honoring position and, in return, you just want to honor the person who passed away. You can contact the professionals at Simple Alternatives Funeral Home & Crematory for help with the process and for other tips on delivering the important speech. You can call us at (814) 533-5832 and tell us about the person you are honoring over the phone so we can offer ideas and suggestions. You can also help us get to know you better so we can offer help even further when you visit in person at 717 Main St Windber, PA 15963. We’re here to help those in grief and we’d love to be there for you as well.