When someone you love passes on, it can be hard to get through making arrangements for their final services. There’s a lot of paperwork, at first, to get the death certificate secured and to arrange the Richardson, TX cremation. Don’t worry too much about the process because the funeral home you choose can help you with all of the details from start to finish. But if you plan to host a celebration of life event, here are a few steps you might want to take.
Step 1: Decide On Location
You can have a celebration anywhere you’d like. Many people like to hold these events in funeral homes because they are convenient locations that have a lot of space. Some people like to have them in their local church. Others want to host it in their own home. It completely depends on your preferences and what you are planning to do for the event.
Step 2: Determine Parameters
Get creative and think up some ideas for the event. How far do you want to go and what elements will you include? If your loved one enjoyed their vacation to Hawaii more than any other in their lifetime, you could have people wear Hawaiian shirts and throw a luau in their honor. If there was a particular song they couldn’t get enough of, play that band in the background of the event. You get to be as creative as you’d like with the event. You just have to decide how you want to bring out your loved one’s personality and celebrate their life well lived with others who were special to them.
Step 3: Designate And Delegate
Depending on what you decide to do, you could need some help pulling things together in the timeframe you have decided upon. Keep in mind that once cremation is complete, there’s no set timeline. You can have a service a few days after, or you can wait weeks or longer. However, once you decide when you want the event, you might need help getting things done. Have another family member in charge of food while a second person does initiations and gets the word out. Just because you are ultimately in charge of the event doesn’t mean you have to take care of all the details yourself. When you work with a funeral home, they can do quite a bit of implementing for you as well.
These are just a few of the steps you will want to consider when you plan a celebration of life after a Richardson, TX cremation. If you’d like help with details, or are just beginning to come up with ideas, contact the professionals at the Hughes Family Tribute Center by calling (214) 350-9951. We’re here to answer your questions and walk beside you through every step of the process. We’re located at 9700 Webb Chapel Rd, Dallas, TX 75220 and you can come meet with us there and we’ll show you around our facilities.