If you are in charge of the Baltimore cremation services for a loved one, you have a lot on your plate. You want to plan something that would please them, but you also need to think about the family members left behind. What do they need to grieve and move on with their lives? It can be tough to balance them both and you have the job on your shoulders. Here are a few tips to help you through the situation.
Listen To Everyone
One of the first steps you might take is simply listening to as many family members as possible. Certain family members might want one thing while others want another. You may be able to incorporate many ideas into the cremation service. Once the cremation is complete, you can actually have as many services as you’d like. If some family members just want to do a scattering of the ashes while others want a full memorial service, you can end up doing both, if you’d like, to please everyone possible.
Remember The Departed
No matter what your family wants now, you have to keep in mind that your loved one is being honored and their wishes matter more than anything else. If you know they don’t want a lot of frills on their final services, keep things simple. If they loved the sea, take them to the ocean to scatter their ashes. If they left any instructions, of course you will want to follow them first before you consider anyone else.
Keep The Budget In Mind
It’s hard to think about money at a hard time like this, but cremation services do cost. You won’t want to go out of your way to make a creative cremation service only to go into debt over the costs after everything is complete. Set a budget based on what you have, what the person left behind for their services, and what family can chip in to help and keep that budget in mind at all times. Cremation services don’t have to cost much, but if you want special things, they can certainly add up.
Make It Unique
The person who passed on was one of a kind and you want them to have something special for their final services. Incorporate pictures, stories, videos, personal favorite items and other things to make the services special for everyone involved. If they have a favorite song, use it. If they have a favorite book, read from it. Do whatever you can to make the cremation service unique for their personality.
When you are ready to start planning cremation services in Baltimore, whether you know just what you want yet or not, contact Hari P. Close Funeral Service, P.A. for help at (410) 327-3100. We’re located at 5126 Belair Rd Baltimore, MD 21206 and we’re here to help in any way we can. We’ll take on the little details after you make the big decisions so you can spend as much time with your family as possible.