Tips for planning a catered funeral reception

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When planning a funeral reception, there are many factors to consider. A well planned funeral reception will honor the memory of your loved one, while providing a venue for family members and guests for continued fellowship through sharing a meal, memories and starting the healing process.  One meaningful way to provide comfort and solace at or following a funeral service is to provide a catered reception. Here are some tips for planning a catered funeral reception service.

Consult with the family

Before you choose a catering company, it is important to contact the family for input. You may want to ask about any special comfort foods or favorite dishes that could be included in the catered reception. By asking for the input of the family, you will be sure to provide a meal that is enjoyed by all of the attendees.

Consider venue options

Your choice of venue will affect the types of foods that you will want to serve. If there will be ample seating space, you may want to provide the option of having a full, sit-down meal. At other venues, it may be appropriate to serve appetizers and finger foods that can be enjoyed while standing.

Contact catering companies

To reduce the stress of planning a catered funeral reception, you may want to contact catering companies in your local area. A catering company can take care of all of the logistics, including food, service and cutlery. By hiring a catering company, you will free up more time to focus on other aspects of the reception.

Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home can offer you a list of catering services in the Naperville and Plainfield, Illinois areas. For assistance with your funeral planning, cremation or mortuary needs, contact Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home by calling 630-355-0213.

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