With the trend toward funerals becoming more unique, we find the same for the post-funeral reception. Events range from casual pot lucks at a family home to full sit down meals at a restaurant or banquet hall. Either of these are perfectly fine since there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to the after-funeral reception. The reception can be as simple or as elaborate as you like
If you feel up to the task of planning the reception then go for it! Depending on your situation you may find it a welcome distraction. If it starts to become too much, slow down and come up with another solution. Unless you are preplanning, you won’t have a lot of time to make the arrangements. Keep this in mind when deciding whether or not to do it yourself.
If you would prefer to have someone else take care of the details there are a number of places you can turn. A reliable friend or family member may be the perfect solution. If you are having the funeral or memorial service at a church or funeral home, these venues may have a professional assigned for just this purpose. Churches often have volunteer groups who are eager to help. Consider engaging a professional celebrant or party planner who specializes in making funeral arrangements.