Your loved one was a unique individual and while you might automatically know that they would be the most comfortable with Dallas cremation after they pass on, you may get a little more stuck on what kind of service to have after the cremation takes place. With cremation, there is certainly no shortage of options. The biggest options are something somber, like a regular memorial service, or something more light-hearted, like a celebration of life. If you just can’t decide between the two, there’s no reason you can’t pair them together and have the best of both worlds.
Having a memorial service gives people a chance to grieve. Your family can gather, go through some traditions, cry, and support one another. Memorial services are a good chance for people to get closure over what has happened and they allow family members to say a final goodbye in their own way.
But you might not want the members of your family to have those last memories of your loved one be so sad and somber. Instead, you’d like to have a celebration of life so that your family can take note of the good times your loved one had while they were alive. That celebration can take many different forms.
If you want to pair a memorial with a celebration of life, one thing you could do is have a memorial service and then have a reception after that and have the reception be a celebration. You can play lively music, allow everyone to share stories and memories, and have a nice meal filled with family favorites. Sometimes, those two events together is a great way to get the best of both worlds.
Another pairing would be to have the memorial service and then have the family head out to an event, like a baseball game, that your loved one would have enjoyed. That celebration is a good way to come out of the sadness and remember the good times.
You can also separate the events and have a memorial at one time and a celebration at another. Family members can be invited to both, but may choose to participate in one or the other, if they wish. Some people may only want to mourn while others may only want to remember the good times. There are also some that might appreciate both ways of honoring your loved one.
These are just a few ways to get the most out of the services for your loved one that could follow their Dallas cremation. If you have ideas, talk to the professionals at Hughes Family Tribute Center about them. If you aren’t sure what direction you want to take yet, we’re here to help you brainstorm based on your family needs and your loved one’s personality. We’re here to help and we want you to know the many options so you can land on just the right combination. Cremation allows you to pick and choose what feels the best.