If you have decided you want to plan your own final services, and a Dallas cremation is what you want, you can take your time with the process of setting things up. The beauty of pre-planning is that you have time on your side. You can ask the cremation providers as many questions as you’d like to ensure that you get the right company for the job. As you are comparing the providers to one another, it’s a good idea to ask similar questions so you can compare their answers to one another. Here are a few questions you might place on your list:
How Long Have You Done Cremations?
It’s always nice to know the provider you are considering is able to do cremation—and has been doing them for a number of years. Cremation rates have skyrocketed in recent decades and many funeral homes are jumping on board. That means that some funeral homes have a lot of experience while others have much smaller numbers in that area. You may feel more comfortable with a reputable funeral home that has a lot of cremation experience.
What Cremation Service Options Do You Have?
While most cremation providers have direct cremation as an option—that is the service that happens soon after death without any services before the cremation—not all of them have other options. You might not be able to get a full cremation from some providers (a funeral first, then cremation). If that is what you want, you will have to look around more. You need to make sure whatever option you want, the funeral home has it. Or, that they have a variety of options in case you aren’t sure what to do yet.
What Personalization Ideas Do You Have?
Cremation providers want you to be able to get the respect you deserve with a personalized service. If you want to have a celebration of life, tell them that and then ask for ideas to customize the service to suit your personality. The ideas they come up with could help you figure out what direction to go. The funeral home with the best ideas that feel the most suitable to you could be the winner.
What Prices Do You Charge?
You will want to make sure any provider you work with charges fair prices. They shouldn’t be too high or too low, but well within the industry standards so you can ensure that you are getting quality and fairness at the same time.
Planning your Dallas cremation ahead of time relieves huge burdens from your family members. It’s nice for them to know what you wanted to have happen. You can also plan a celebration of life for yourself, if you want, with the professionals at Hughes Family Tribute Center. While we offer a variety of services, we specialize in celebrations of life and have plenty of unique ideas to present. Once we get to know you, we can work on something highly customized for your future.