There are many details that go into the cremation services in Baltimore, MD that you want to have for your loved one. While arranging the cremation itself isn’t that hard, if you want to have a memorial, there are other things that will go into it. It is often best to concentrate on getting your loved one’s needs met first. Get the death certificate in order and the other paperwork the funeral home needs for the cremation. Then, once your loved one is in good hands and the cremation can proceed, you can get the memorial service figured out. Here are a few of those important pieces to consider:
The Location For The Cremation Service
Funeral homes have great locations for memorial services of many different kinds. It is often easier and convenient to have the service there, though that is not the only option by far. You can have a cremation service in a park, a family home, a restaurant, or anywhere else you want to have it. The location of the service, though, will inform a lot of the other details so it is an important piece to work out early in the process.
The Guest List
You will want to think about whether you are keeping numbers small and controlled, including only family members and close friends, or if you are opening the service to the public. You need to make sure you have enough seating, space, and other things for the number of people you are intending to have. That might be hard to guess if the service is open to the public so you will want to make sure you have a larger space available.
Every cremation service is special and unique because it honors someone different. But there are things you can do to make it even more unique. You can set up a memorial video with pictures, for example. You can hand out your loved one’s books from their collection so everyone can have a piece of something they loved. You can compile memories and stories from guests as they write them down at the entrance and make a memory book later. The options are endless, and you can do many different things to make the experience memorable and special for everyone in attendance.
When you are looking into cremation services in Baltimore, MD for a loved one, many families like to also have a memorial service of some kind after the cremation is complete. When you are trying to get things organized, remember that the professionals at Hari P. Close Funeral Service, P.A. are here to help. We can do the cremation for you once the paperwork is in order, but we can also help you plan and implement the memorial service you’d like to have later on. We have plenty of ideas and suggestions to pass on, but you get to make the ultimate decisions. We want you to be able to honor your loved one in the way you see fit.