When you have to organize cremation services in Baltimore, MD for a loved one who has passed away, it can be very hard to decide what they might have wanted. IF they didn’t leave plans behind, it’s up to you to make the decisions on their behalf. Once you decide on cremation, that’s a good first step. But then you have to decide what kind of services to have around the cremation process. Here are a few ways to decide and how to make them special.
Include Family In Decisions
Just because you are the one who has to make the final choices, doesn’t mean you have to be along in the decision-making process. Your family can be there for you in making those decisions. Run ideas by family and see what they have to say. IF you are completely unsure, get their input. Someone may have an idea that sounds just right. You can even delegate certain decisions to other family members in order to include more people in the planning process.
Remember Your Loved One’s Spirit
Whatever you decide to set up, try and incorporate your loved one’s personality and spirit into the plan. You want the service to revolve around them and feel like them the whole way through. If they didn’t appreciate country music, of course you aren’t going to play those songs at their memorial. You want something that screams of them and the way they were during their lifetime. In all decisions you make, try to make them with their personality and style in mind. That will make the services very special in every way.
Be Upfront With The Budget
You may have a certain budget you have in mind and, frankly, it’s much easier if you do. Let the cremation provider know what you have to work with and they can help you arrange the funds to distribute them around the service in just the right way to make things special. They might recommend that you stay with something standard in one area so you can splurge for a customized urn to suit your loved one better. Their ideas can help you not only stay on budget, but also to get something truly memorable at a price you can afford.
There are many ways to make cremation services in Baltimore, MD special and unique, even if you don’t spend hardly any money on them at all. You can have them in a park, a family home, or anywhere else you want. Once the cremation is complete, the rest of the memorial ideas are completely up to you. The professionals at Hari P. Close Funeral Service, P.A. are here to help you organize anything you’d like in order to honor your loved one. Take your time in making decisions and create something that everyone in your family will appreciate and remember for a long time. We’re here to help with ideas and suggestions, but you get to make the decisions and then we can help you implement them.