Repass (Repast) or Funeral Reception
A funeral reception (or repass) is a gathering following a
funeral service or memorial. If it is open to everyone, an
invitation will be announced at the end of the service by the
clergy, a family member or the funeral director. You can pass out
printed directions if the location requires a drive.
Sometimes a family may wish to keep the reception private and
only invite close friends and family - in this case be sure to
communicate this to the people you are inviting.
Below are some questions you may want to think about before
planning your reception:
- What can I afford?
- How many people might attend?
- What would be meaningful to the honoree?
- What kind of food would be appropriate?
- What facilities are near the funeral or memorial service?