Sample Order of Service

There are many ways to customize a virtual memorial gathering. Here are some examples:

Order of Service with Virtual Memorial Gathering (Professional Package) – 60 minutes

  1. Intro Screen with photo of your loved one, their name and a welcome message. You can selecting the music played. This will remain on the screen for approximately 4 minutes while guests join.
  2. Welcome Announcement from Virtual Memorial Gatherings. This is a general welcome with instructions to guests and a hand-off to moderator or first speaker.
  3. First Speaker – gives welcome and can be given by a friend, family member or clergy. 
  4. Second Speaker – gives eulogy (usually a longer message telling the story of your loved one – could include the obituary)
  5. Third Speaker – gives tribute (usually a shorter message sharing special memories of your loved one.)
  6. Fourth Speaker – gives tribute or reading
  7. Fifth Speaker – gives tribute or reading
  8. Sixth Speaker – gives tribute or reading
  9. Slide show with music (this can be created by you and we will share it or you can purchase this option and we will create the video for you with music and photos of your choice.
  10. Outro screen – includes a photo of your loved one, their name and a thank you message. Music of your choice is added and this will appear on the screen for approximately 4 minutes and will fade to a message that the service has concluded.

Order of Service with Virtual Memorial Gathering (Professional Package plus Virtual Reception) – 90 minutes

  1. Intro Screen with photo of your loved one, their name and a welcome message. You can selecting the music played. This will remain on the screen for approximately 4 minutes while guests join.
  2. Welcome Announcement from Virtual Memorial Gatherings. This is a general welcome with instructions to guests and a hand-off to moderator or first speaker.
  3. First Speaker – gives welcome and can be given by a friend, family member or clergy. 
  4. Second Speaker – gives eulogy (usually a longer message telling the story of your loved one – could include the obituary)
  5. Third Speaker – gives tribute (usually a shorter message sharing special memories of your loved one.)
  6. Fourth Speaker – gives tribute or readidng
  7. Fifth Speaker – gives tribute or reading
  8. Sixth Speaker – gives tribute or reading
  9. Slide show with music (this can be created by you and we will share it or you can purchase this option and we will create the video for you with music and photos of your choice.
  10. Virtual Reception with open mic. Our moderator will invite guests onto the screen who have registered in advance to share. Each guest will appear on the screen providing they turn on their video. 
  11. Final Expression of Thanks from a family member
  12. Outro screen – includes a photo of your loved one, their name and a thank you message. Music of your choice is added and this will appear on the screen for approximately 4 minutes and will fade to a message that the service has concluded.

In both of the examples above, speakers will be live on the screen and the guests will see only the active speaker or the media that is being shared on their screen. The guests will be in watch and listen mode unless they volunteer to participate in the virtual reception.

Some additional segments that you may consider adding:

  1. Live musical performance with singer or instrument. If you plan to add this type of segment, please check with our planner first so that we can provide specific instructions for the best sound quality
  2. Recorded musical performance. If you plan to add this type of segment, please check with our planner first to get some tips on the best practices for recording music.
  3. Recorded tributes. If you plan to add this type of segment, please check with our planner first to get some tips on the best practices for recording tributes.
  4. If you select our professional moderator option, our moderator will use a script for all of the introductions and will introduce each speaker or segment as the gathering proceeds.