If you have a loved one go through cremation services in Lakewood, WA after they pass on, you erase the timeline and urgency on the memorial service. You might know that you want to do something for them, but you don’t have to rush and do anything quickly. There are lots of reasons why you might put the service off for a week, a month, or even longer. Here are a few to consider:
1-Allow Family Time To Plan And Travel
If your family is spread out throughout the country, it can be hard for everyone you want to have at a memorial service to drop everything and get to your location in time. If you put the memorial service off for a few weeks, or even a month, you are able to give your family advance warning as to when they need to be in the area. They can get time off work, arrange their travel, get a hotel reservation, and so on. It’s a nice way to allow people more time and the ability to get to the right place at the right time.
2-Give Yourself Time To Plan
Of course the person who passed away was special and unique and you want their final services to be that for them as well. Throwing something together with little time can make it feel too standard and rushed. If you put the services off, even a week or two, you give yourself the time you need to get the right elements together and have a memorial that is truly special for everyone who attends.
3-To Raise Funds For The Services
Memorial services don’t have to cost anything at all, depending on what you want to do, but if you have something in mind, and you need some funds to help you pull it off, that might mean you need a little more time. Talk to family who might want to pitch in, hold a fundraiser, and so on. Those things might take time so putting off the service for a bit can help you get what you need to arrange just what you want for your loved one.
4-To Have A Service Safely
In today’s pandemic-world, many people aren’t having memorial services right away because they want to be able to have their family together to honor the person that passed on. Since it’s not safe to gather in large groups, they are putting the services off for some time in the future when they are able to have a nice gathering.
If you have decided that direct cremation services in Lakewood, WA are best for a loved one who has passed away, you then have to decide what to do for their memorial service—and when. You can put that service off for a later time, or you can have it right away. It’s nice to at least have the timing options. The professionals at Week’s Dryer Mortuary can help you with whatever you decide.