Receptions are an important part of the healing process. They allow families to come together and support one another in a relaxed atmosphere, laugh about the good times, and appreciate the moments they shared with their belated loved one. At a funeral or memorial service, the reception should be a time for people to take a breath, reminisce, and maybe even smile through their tears.
Planning a reception after a funeral service can provide a very special way to say goodbye through expressing your friend or family member’s personality. Whether you decide to play dad’s favorite country ballad or make sure your sister’s favorite pink tulips are on every table, these seemingly small details can go a long way towards bringing back precious memories and maybe even a little laughter. Both are important parts of your grief journey.
And here in Texas – and especially here at Nalley-Pickle & Welch – we know the meaning of “comfort food!” At either of our reception locations, the Branch Reception Center in Midland or the Welch Reception Center in Big Spring, we can serve everything from coffee and light refreshments to a full meal. Was barbecue your dad’s favorite fare? Plan to serve our “Deep in the Heart of Texas” barbecue feast. Did your mother never miss dessert? Ask about our signature “Sweet Tooth” buffet. You can make every dish say something about who your loved one was, while bringing comfort to your guests.
Best of all, we’ll make all the arrangements for you. You don’t have to worry about booking a room for a large group at a local restaurant or hosting everyone at your own hoe. We have full catering and refreshment services expertly prepared and served in quiet, comforting surroundings. And we handle all the setup and the cleanup. We really do think of everything – so you don’t have to.
There are so many things you could consider for making a reception meaningful. Our expert team can offer you all kinds of ideas that other families have had that might spark creativity for you. Remember, we are here for you every step of the way. If there is anything you need us to handle before, during, or after the reception to ensure you can enjoy your family and friends on this important day, be sure to let us know.
Have you attended a funeral reception that was particularly meaningful for you? If so, tell us about the details that stood out for you in the comments section below.