Sunday, February 19, 2012

Why is a funeral like a wedding?

I'm back!

So why is a funeral like a wedding?  Over the next few postings, we'll go over this comparison but for now, let's just look at one example: A wedding takes place in a Sanctuary or a chapel (or a site like a hotel ballroom that is made to resemble one).  The same occurs with a funeral.  Most funeral and memorial services take place in a Sanctuary or funeral home chapel (and some occur just at graveside).   Here in Dallas, we are fortunate to have literally hundreds of beautiful settings for funeral and memorial services, whether they be in our funeral chapels, houses of worship or even outdoors, weather permitting.

But when we talk about planning a wedding or funeral, we need to make the decision about the location of the service in advance.  So after reading this post, talk with your spouse or partner, children and other important people in your lives about where you want to have your final life event take place - and then talk to me.  I'll help you to make it happen.  After all, the location of the service is a reflection of your life.

Remember: Always walk on the bright side of life.

Jordan Parr
Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home and Cemetery
Dallas, TX

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