One of the benefits of having cremation services in Baltimore, MD is that you can have the memorial service whenever and wherever you want. The cremation part of the decision is easy if that’s what you want for your loved one, or what you know they wanted. However, you then have to decide when to have their service. Here are a few pointers to help you decide what timeline is best for the services.

Where Do Loved Ones Live?

If your loved ones are around your area, it’s easy to have a service with short notice. You can have it a day or two after the cremation takes place, if you’d like. As soon as you can get the plans in order, you can have the service. However, if your family is spread throughout the country or even into other countries, you might want to rethink the timeline. You can choose a date a month away, or even longer into the future so family has time to plan, travel, and reach your location so you can all be together for the event.

What Do You Need For Closure?

Grief is never easy, but it’s different for everyone. Some people feel they need to have a service of some kind to get closure over the death and feel okay about moving into the future with a new sense of normal. If you feel like you already have closure, perhaps you can put the service off a bit to plan something really special. IF you really do need a service to get what you need for your grief, it might be best to move forward sooner.

What Location Do You Want?

If you plan to have the memorial service in a church or funeral home, you can do so soon, if you’d like. You can book that location and move forward relatively easily. You just have to work around whatever else those facilities have going on. If you want to have the services somewhere else that takes more lead time, you may have to move the event back a bit. The location can help you determine when to have the service if you have a specific venue in mind and no preferences on a timeline.

One of the nice things about cremation services in Baltimore, MD is that once the cremation portion of the process is complete, you can have a memorial service whenever you want. There’s no hard and fast timeline that has to be adhered to. You can have something small right away and something larger later or vice versa. You can do things right away or months down the road. The professionals at Hari P. Close Funeral Service, P.A. are here to help you with whatever you decide. Give us a call at (410) 327-3100 and we can start going through the options with you. We can also meet with you in person to go over pros and cons and give you the information you need to make decisions. We’re located at 5126 Belair Rd Baltimore, MD 21206.