Hire event support staff

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If food and drink service will be provided at the memorial, it may be a good idea to hire event support staff, especially if you expect a large number of guests.

Support staff can serve food and beverages, keep the food and beverage areas clean, as well as maintain cleanliness and manage refuse during and after the service.

Examples of optional event support staff include:

  • Caterers
  • Bartenders
  • Valets
  • COVID vaccination/symptom checkers

Personal Considerations


Will event support staff be required?


A large event might require help (caterers, servers, bartenders).

For a smaller or DIY event, you might want to hire event staff to take care of things like the setup/breakdown, maintaining cleanliness during the event, and post-event clean-up.

If hosting a virtual service, a professional streaming service can make it easier for people from afar to participate.


Make other decisions regarding the memorial, keeping in mind that you and anyone assisting you will be responsible for keeping guests comfortable.


If you will require event support staff:

A large event might require help (caterers, servers, bartenders).

For a smaller or DIY event, you might want to hire event staff to take care of things like the setup/breakdown, maintaining cleanliness during the event, and post-event clean-up.

If hosting a virtual service, a professional streaming service can make it easier for people from afar to participate.

If the funeral and memorial will not require event support staff:

Make other decisions regarding the memorial, keeping in mind that you and anyone assisting you will be responsible for keeping guests comfortable.


Organize a Funeral