Most remembrance services include a main speaker, special readings by guests, music, pictures and decorations. Some services conclude with a reception including refreshments for the guests.
Family members often choose a member of the clergy to host the service, but other options are available. A good friend of the deceased or a respected member of the community are also good choices. Readings and music may reflect the life and interests of the deceased. Pictures, slide shows or short video clips can help guests remember good times and reflect on their relationships with the deceased. Decorations should be tasteful and appropriate.