Earlier this year, a close friend of mine passed away. This sweet woman was incredibly unique. Besides adoring vintage clothing, she always had extremely short hair. After her death, her son wanted to plan a funeral service with her unique style in mind. So, he immediately started working with the helpful staff at a respected funeral home in our hometown. After relaying his desires to the professional employees at the funeral home, my friend’s son decided to omit a viewing on the night before the funeral. Instead, he had the funeral home staff bring his mother’s body to the church two hours before the funeral service. He also gave anyone who wanted to speak at the funeral service an opportunity. On this blog, I hope you will discover the wonderful ways the staff at a funeral home can help you plan a unique funeral for a loved one.
Pre-planning your funeral and cremation services is becoming popular with many people. The pre-planning option offers several benefits including knowing you have your final expenses and plans taken care of. What you may not know about pre-planning your cremation service are the different choices that will be presented to you. Here are three of those choices and what you need to know about each one.
1. Memorial Service Options
The first option you will have is the type of memorial service you would like. Most people who choose cremation will have an unattended cremation with a memorial service following. The memorial service will usually not have another service, such as a graveside service. Memorial services may also be a service for spreading the ashes or placing the ashes in the location you choose. In addition to these options, you can choose to have a burial service with a graveside service combined.
2. Urn Options
Once you decide the type of memorial service you would like, you can choose the urn option. There is a misconception that traditional urns are the only option you will have. You can also choose to have memorial plaques, memorial jewelry, or biodegradable urns that can house a plant or tree seed. Some packages will allow you to choose to have your ashes added to a unique option such as a biodegradable shell that can be placed in the ocean. Keep in mind; if you choose to have jewelry made from your cremains or a similar unique option that uses a third party, it can take longer for your cremains to be delivered to your family. This may mean the urn will be empty during the memorial service.
3. Graveside Service Options
You may not consider graveside options when you are pre-planning cremation services. The truth is, some people may choose to have a burial of their cremation. This is especially true if there is a family burial plot involved in your funeral pre-planning. The graveside service will have the option for a casket. This is a rental casket that is used for the service itself. Many people find that the casket being present gives more comfort to the family and friends attending.
These are only three of the choices you will be faced with. There will likely be other choices depending on the different packages the funeral home you are using offers. Make sure, before your consultation, you have the plans you want written out. You can ask any questions about putting those plans alongside the choices you make in the pre-planning process for your cremation.
For more information, contact a company like Neptune Society-Riverside & San Bernardino.Share
21 June 2018