Saying goodbye to Gran

How to Personalise a Funeral Service for a Teenager

Losing someone, especially a teenager, is never easy. Planning their funeral service can be a difficult task. You want to make sure the service is personal and reflective of your loved one's life, but it can feel overwhelming. Here are some tips for how to personalise and plan the perfect funeral for your departed teenager. 

Choose an Appropriate Venue

When planning a funeral for a teenager, it's important to choose an appropriate venue that reflects their life and personality. Many people opt for a church or chapel because of their spiritual significance, which can help bring comfort in times of sorrow. However, if your teen was more interested in music or art, consider selecting an outdoor spot such as a park or beach. This is also beneficial when you have many family members and friends who will be attending the service.

Create Meaningful Remembrances

With some planning, it is possible to create meaningful remembrances that capture your loved one's spirit and personality. Photo displays are an easy way to do this — you can display photos of your teen throughout their life along with any items they cherished, such as sports jerseys or instruments they used to play. You can also ask close friends and family members to share stories about your loved one at the service as another way to honour them.

Include Music That Was Important To Them

Music is often an important part of any funeral service, especially when it comes to teenagers who had strong relationships with music throughout their lives. Consider playing songs that were important to them during different stages of life; this could range from childhood lullabies all the way up to contemporary pop or rock songs. If you know someone who played music with your teen or if there was ever a recording done together, look into having those clips played at the service, too - it will be sure to evoke powerful emotions among all attendees.


Remembering someone we love through planning a memorial service is never easy. However, by following the advice above, you can ensure that your loved one gets the send-off they deserve. The most important thing is that everyone in attendance feels supported while paying tribute to the life of your beloved teenager, so make sure there's plenty of time for people to share stories and memories during the ceremony.

For further advice, contact a local funeral home today.

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Saying goodbye to Gran

My grandma had such a hard life. She was a real battler and had seen some tragic things, but she kept going and kept a smile on her face. I hope that we did a good job in honouring her spirit with her funeral services. When someone has had a hard life, it's a balance to tell everyone their story while also remembering the light and fun sides of their personality. Remembering someone so special is a blessing but also a great responsibility. This blog is all about making sure you say goodbye in a way that remembers the whole person.