When a loved one passes on and you decide to have a cremation service in Dallas, TX for them, know that you have plenty of options on the table. You can have something somber that feels more like a funeral service or you can go the other direction and have more of a celebration of life. Life celebrations can feel just right if you don’t want to dwell on the sadness of death, but rather want to focus on a life well-lived. Here are some details and logistics to think through.
Funeral Home Help
When you work with the right funeral home, they may have done celebration of life services on a regular basis in the past. They can help you not only figure out what you want to do but also how to set it all up. You can have the celebration of life right there at the funeral home and they can set up and clean up everything you want as well as be the behind-the-scenes help you need to pull it off without question.
What Your Loved One Would Appreciate
Before you settle on any plans, you will want to think about what your loved one would appreciate so you do something that is their style and personality. If they didn’t like to dress up, having a fancy, sit-down dinner wouldn’t feel right. If they loved ice cream, having an ice cream bar set up at the event would definitely feel right. Do things that remind people of them as they were and things that would make them smile.
Decide On A Location
The funeral home has great rooms for any kind of memorial service, including celebrations of life. But you might want to do something outside in a park, something in a family home, or something at a restaurant private room, among other locations. The venue you decide upon will help you decide what you can or can’t do. When the venue is available will also help you set a date for the event.
Check With Family
IT’s nice to check with the family to see when they are available so you are able to get as many people you want to the celebration as possible. You might also ask for ideas as to what they think your loved one would have liked so you can gather some options to consider as you plan.
When you want to have a celebration of life for a loved one after their cremation service in Dallas, TX, keep in mind that there are no time limits. You can have something soon after their cremation, or you can wait for as long as you want down the road for the right time. It can also give you a chance to plan something special. Whatever you decide for a timeline and even for the details, the professionals at Hughes Family Tribute Center are here to support you and help in any way we can to honor your loved one in the way you see fit.