It’s always hard to hear that someone you love has passed on. If that person lives far away and their cremation services in Lakewood, WA are going to be held in that location, you might want to travel to that area so you can be with family and friends honoring that life. It will take some planning to get the traveling prepared for the event. Here are some details to help you figure out how to pull it all together.
Your mind might be running in a lot of different directions and it can be hard to think about the packing portion of the process. You are going to have to pack, not only for the final service and what you want to wear to that, but also for the rest of the trip. Think about how long you plan to be there and what weather is going to be happening in that location for your trip. Pack a variety of items that you can mix and match so you are able to face whatever might come your way.
Get Tickets/Time Out The Drive
Cremation services don’t have timeline on their planning process. Family members can have a memorial soon after the person passes on, or they can wait and set a date a few weeks down the road. As soon as you hear when the service is going to be, you will want to make your own plans. If you have to fly, book that flight so you can get in before the service far enough ahead that you are comfortable with the timing. If the flight is delayed or even cancelled, you want to have time for a backup plan. If you are going to drive, you want to time that out as well. Don’t cut it to the last minute, but plan to arrive early so you know you can make it to the service at the right time.
Know The Area
Whether you have been to the location before or not, it’s a good idea to know the area. You might be staying there and you want to know what’s around the funeral home that can help you to get what you need while you are there. How long will it take you to get from wherever you might stay to the event’s location? Look at some maps and spend some time figuring out what the drive will be like between different areas.
Book Accommodations, If Needed
If you are coming into the area for more than just the cremation services in Lakewood, WA, you are going to want to know where you will be staying. If a friend or family member has offered their home to you, that’s nice and it can be very comfortable to stay in a home-like that. Otherwise, you are going to want to book accommodations that will work well for you for the duration of the trip. If you aren’t sure what’s in the area, and what’s close to the funeral home, the professionals at Weeks’ Dryer Mortuary can offer ideas.