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Ideas For Funeral Home Eulogy Speeches

Published: November 7, 2022
by Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel
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If your family has asked you to deliver the eulogy at Seattle, WA funeral homes, it’s an honor to be asked and it’s not something you are likely going to want to turn down. But once the idea settles in, you might feel a bit nervous and not know how you are going to handle the situation. Here are some ideas that are going to help you to put together just the right speech for the occasion.

Keep Things 5-10 Minutes Long 

Eulogies aren’t meant to be long and drawn out. You are going to want to keep things to 5-10 minutes. Even if your stories are stellar, people have short attention spans and you are going to want to keep them captured for that length of time. 5-10 minutes is short enough and if you type things out, it’s just 1-2 pages in length. It might not seem like enough when you get started on writing things out. 

Tell Stories

The most important thing you can do for the eulogy is tell stories. There are a lot of options, of course, so you will have to pick and choose which ones are right for the occasion. Keep in mind that people will appreciate both touching and humorous stories. You can even talk to other family members and get ideas for stories that you can relay on their behalf. 

Read It To Someone As A Test

Once you have some ideas written out, you should read it to someone, perhaps a friend who isn’t as close to the situation, and see what they think. Do they feel like you spoke too fast? Did your story go on too long? Ask them for advice as to what they might suggest you change in order to get things just right for your family. 

Ask Others For Ideas

Your family has memories of your loved one as well, but not everyone is going to be speaking about them at the service. Since you are, it can be nice to talk to family members and ask them what they will remember about your loved one the most. Their ideas can spark stories in your mind or make what you say that much more special to everyone. 

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Get Advice From The Funeral Home

The funeral home professionals are there to care for your loved one’s needs, but they are also there to help you when you are trying to honor that person. They are certainly available to give you advice and ideas when you are trying to figure out what you want to say in the eulogy. They can show you samples, give you websites to visit for ideas, and even take a look at what you have written out, if you want. 

If you have the honor of giving your loved one’s eulogy at Seattle, WA funeral homes, you will want to make sure everything goes well. Take your time in writing things out and it can help you feel comfortable.

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