Just because your loved one has been cremated, it does not mean that you cannot hold a proper service in their memory. If you’re interested in hosting a memorial service and looking into cremations in the Young Harris, GA, area, note that there are trained professionals prepared to answer any additional questions or concerns you may have. That said, it may be helpful to perform some research in the meantime. The more you know about cremation and your various options for a memorial service, the better prepared you will be to plan such an event or consult with a funeral director who can point you in the right direction and walk you through the process.
The idea that cremation precludes having some kind of service for your loved one is a somewhat common misconception. It is true that direct cremations often lack any official funeral or memorial service, but even in this instance, family can often hold some kind of memorial service later on. It simply isn’t conducted or organized by a funeral home. Indeed, cremation and subsequent memorial services are quite common. Such a memorial service may take place weeks after the cremation itself, allowing for plenty of time to plan the event and affording guests sufficient time to plan their attendance.
If you’ve decided to plan a memorial services, here’s what you need to know. Given that the service occurs subsequent to cremation in this case, there will not be a body present. But you can certainly feature an urn or a dignified container in which the deceased’s remains have been placed.
You may wish to schedule speakers for the event. If you belong to a certain kind of religious tradition, a member of the clergy may be in order. You may additionally wish to have friends or family deliver eulogies of their own in a bid to remember the deceased in a way that he or she might have wanted it. It is also fairly common for their to be some form of music at a memorial service. That could include anything from a string quartet to a performer of whom the deceased would have approved. Friends and family may wish to themselves play a song (recorded if need be) that meant something to the deceased. Finally, it also isn’t uncommon for there to be some kind of food or refreshment at the memorial service. That shouldn’t be the reason people show up, of course, but it’s a nice gesture amid any event that’s likely to last longer than an hour or so.
Whereas the casket might adopt a prominent function at a more traditional funeral, it may instead make sense to place the urn in a location where others can view it. It isn’t unusual for some to plan flower arrangements at such a service as well. The important thing is to plan an event that would have made the deceased proud, something that fits his or her personality and sends the right message.
If you or someone you know is looking for more information about cremations in the Young Harris, GA, area, consider reaching out to Just Cremation – Cremation Society. You may visit us at 55 Kimsey St, Blairsville, GA 30512 or place a phone call to (877) 788-0485. We look forward to handling your affairs in a caring and compassionate fashion.