When someone in your family passes on, it might not feel fitting to have a regular, traditional service at the funeral home in Plano, TX. Instead, you might want to remember the good times and the happy memories and simply celebrate their life. In order to arrange the perfect even, close your eyes and imagine what it looks like. Once you have a vision in mind, you can move forward to put things in order. Here are a few items you will consider as you get ideas and start arrangements.
The Timeline Of The Event
Some families like to have a traditional funeral and then a celebration of life at a later date. Others have the celebration of life as a stand-alone event and the only service related to a person’s death. Which would you like to do? If there are other services that will go before or after the celebration, you need to figure out a timeline, what comes first, when the celebration fits in and so on.
Life celebrations generally cost less than traditional funerals, and you can do a lot for little to no cost at all. However, you will want to think about the costs involved so you can ensure that you have enough to cover things. If you’re handing out memorial cards with a picture of your loved one and a biography, printing costs will be a consideration. If you’ve having a meal, figure that into the equation and so on.
Schedule A Convenient Time
Traditional funerals often take place soon after a person passes away, but you have the luxury with a celebration of life to plan it for a time that is convenient for you and your loved ones. You could plan it around people’s availability, travel times, venues you desire, and other such things. Think about the timing and work with the best opportune time so the most people possible can join in and celebrate your loved one for the unique person they were.
Choose A Venue
The venue you choose will determine a lot about the celebration itself. Many people have them in funeral homes because of their convenient locations and good space for loved ones to gather. But you can have it in someone’s house, in a park, at a ballpark, or anywhere else you’d like.
If you need help planning a celebration of life, or you want professionals to brainstorm ideas with you, funeral homes in Plano, TX are here to help. Contact the experts at Hughes Family Tribute Center by calling (214) 350-9951. We’ve planned celebrations of life of all different kinds and we’re here to help you remember the happy memories you have with your loved one while you celebrate a life well-lived. You can stop by and talk to our funeral director at 9700 Webb Chapel Rd, Dallas, TX 75220 and tour the spaces we have available to see if they suit your needs for this special event.