When you want to support a friend who has lost a loved one, one thing you can do is attend the cremation services in Dallas, TX they have arranged for their loved one. It’s a nice way to show you care and that you are there for them. You might expect the service to feel like a traditional funeral or memorial service, but perhaps in this case, you’ve heard they are having a celebration of life instead. What can you expect from that service? While the answer can vary quite a bit, here are some of the basics.
A Celebratory Atmosphere
If you’ve never attended a celebration of life event before, it might sound strange to you. What are they celebrating? The fact that someone has died? No, not at all. They are actually celebrating a life well-lived. They are gathering to talk about and go over fond memories and good times to honor their loved one instead of dwelling on their death. There will still be grieving, but this type of event can feel good and be a nice way to honor someone as well.
When you attend normal cremation services, you might wear business attire in a muted or darker color. But celebration events are different. The family might specify what to wear, but if they don’t, you can ensure that something more light-hearted is in order. Let the type of event inform you as to what you should wear. If the event is outside, dress for the weather. You can wear brighter colors and not worry about somberness.
While many memorial services will have a reception after that allows people to gather for longer and enjoy refreshments, celebrations after cremation services often have food incorporated in the initial event. Part of the event might be a buffet, a picnic, a dessert bar, or some other kind of food. You don’t usually have to wait until after. Food is a part of most celebrations.
At memorial services, people may be crying and grieving and that’s a good thing. At celebration events, you might see some of that, but more likely, you hear people sharing happy memories, laughing over good times, and smiling at what they remember about their loved one. The atmosphere feels different as everyone celebrates what a good life the person had.
If you have questions about attending cremation services in Dallas, TX that are to be more celebrations than somber, the professionals at Hughes Family Tribute Center are here to help. We are experts at setting up celebrations of life, but we are also here to help friends that want to support family members that are planning the events. We will share our knowledge on these events with you so you are able to fit in and get into the celebratory spirit of the event they have set up to honor their loved one. You can ensure that it will be a unique experience for everyone.