Cremation services are important, both to you as the person planning it, to your loved one who is using the services after their death, and to your family members who want to honor that special person in that way. Many people don’t have to make final service plans very often, but funeral homes Dayton Ohio do. They work on cremation services and funerals on a daily basis. They can give you a checklist for making final service plans so you know what to do and when to do it. Here are a few things you are going to want to place on that list.
You are going to want to talk to your close family members about the plans you are trying to put into place. Some family might have ideas as to what they want to have happen for a memorial while others might want to witness the cremation or contribute in other ways. It’s important to listen to family so everyone will get what they want from the process.
You are going to need professionals to help you plan and implement the process. The experts you choose will help you every step of the way so it’s important to hire someone you trust. Look for experience, fair prices, a long service list, and other such things. When you narrow down the options, make some calls and visit the professionals, too, in order to get an idea as to which company is the best fit for your loved one and the rest of your family.
There are different types of cremation and you will want to decide on the timing of the process. Do you want direct cremation, which happens soon after your loved one dies? Or do you want to have a funeral and visitation first and go with cremation after that? Cremation will be the same, but the timing of it is different. What you do around the service is different as well. Figuring out which cremation you want can help you to move forward with the next decisions.
Once cremation occurs, whether you have any services beforehand or not, you might want to have a memorial service for your loved one and there are certainly plenty of options to consider. You can have something that feels like a funeral, a small ash scattering, a life celebration, a family meal, or anything else you want. It can be a good way to honor your loved one and give family a chance to say goodbye.
At some point, you will want to think about what to do with your loved one’s ashes, though there’s no hurry to make that decision. The funeral homes in Dayton Ohio has ideas and options for you and you can choose whatever feels best to you at any time in the future. You might want to keep the ashes at home until you decide, or permanently, even. Contact us now.