A Traditional Service is generally defined as one which includes visitation on the same day with the remains present, a Chapel Service, usually with music, time at graveside, and a reception after the Ceremony prior to Interment
The Remembering a Life Ceremony is generally defined as one which includes a formal gathering for a period time before the ceremony often with personal mementos, photos, and other remembrances present. One of the many values of this service is that it allows the creation of a service which befits the uniqueness of the person whose life is being celebrated.
A Reception Gathering is often a more informal time when friends get together and share memories and have refreshments. Families enjoy the casual atmosphere and relax environment of the reception room.