If your loved one asked to be cremated at the time of their death, you might not think that you can hold any kind of funeral service for them. But this couldn’t be further from the truth! Families can still plan funerals for their loved ones as part of their cremation services in Tulsa, OK, as long as the cost of the cremation is suited to their budget. These funerals can take place right before their loved one is scheduled to be cremated.
Families also have the option of hosting memorial services for their loved ones. These types of services are often held in the days or even weeks following their loved one’s cremation. Memorial services provide families with a chance to say goodbye to their loved ones and to pay their final respects. Check out 4 tips that will help your family put together the perfect memorial service for a loved one.
Plan a memorial service with help from the right funeral home.
When you commit to putting together a memorial service for your loved one following their cremation, make sure you ask the right Tulsa, OK funeral home to help you do it. Planning a memorial service isn’t quite as complicated as planning a traditional funeral service, but it does have a lot of moving parts that can make it stressful to plan. A good funeral home will handle the planning for you so that you don’t have to worry about a thing.
Think about the best possible time to hold a memorial service.
One of the biggest benefits of holding a memorial service for a person as opposed to a traditional funeral is that you can hold it whenever you want. You don’t have to hold it before a person is cremated, and you also don’t have to hold it right after their cremation is over. You can wait awhile to find the best time to hold it. Check with your family and friends to see which dates would work best for them.
Do what you can to customize a memorial service.
If you’ve ever been to a memorial service before, you might think your loved one’s memorial service needs to look and feel just like that one did. But you have the option to customize your loved one’s memorial service in almost any way you want. Take advantage of this by customizing their memorial service with photos and videos as well as special readings and songs. It’ll make their memorial service unique.
Send everyone home with a keepsake from a memorial service.
At some point during your memorial service, you should give those who are in attendance some kind of small keepsake. It can be anything from a prayer card to something that your loved one used to own. This keepsake will help those who attend the memorial service to remember your loved one for many years to come.
Would you like some help planning a memorial service for your loved one? Dyer Memorial Chapel can get you started on the right foot. We can also talk to you more about the Tulsa, OK cremation process and how it works. Give us a call at (918) 425-5549 or pay us a visit at 32103 E 3rd St, Tulsa, OK 74104 today.