Take Your Time Planning Cremation Services
When you are planning cremation services in Phoenix, AZ, the most important thing you can do is to take your time and not rush through the process. How you want to create a memorial service or funeral service for your loved one is something that you and your immediate family need to think about and take your time in formulating so that it is the perfect way to remember your loved one.
In our modern lives, we have been conditioned to believe that faster is better. Nowhere is this more true than with death. If immediate family members are fortunate enough to work for a company or an organization that gives them paid time off for bereavement, they generally get a maximum of three days. Once the three days are past, grieving family members are expected to return to work as though nothing has happened.
Grief and how the heart actually works don’t fit into those expectations. They take time and grieving families need to slow down enough to make sure that every part of their goodbye to their loved one is how they want them remembered by family, friends, and colleagues.
You and your family have one opportunity to do things the way you want to memorialize your loved one, so you should take the time to think about the kind of service that you want to have for them.
Unless you and your family have a religious tradition that requires a quick funeral, you don’t not have to make any decisions right away. You may meet with the funeral director the day after your loved one has been transported to the funeral home.
The funeral director will ask what your family or your loved one wants as part of the funeral planning. The funeral director is there to guide, to help, and to listen. They will not rush you into any decisions, and it is perfectly acceptable to tell them you and your family need time to think about it.
Because funeral or memorial services can be held at any time with cremations, you and your family are not under a finite timeline to get it over with, so to speak.
You are in the middle of grieving the loss of someone you love, and you are not going to move past that in a day, a week, a month or two. Therefore, you should slow down as you move into your new life reality, while you say goodbye to a past life reality.
One reason that you should take extra time to plan funeral or memorial services is so that you don’t leave anything out that is important to you and your immediate family and your deceased loved one.
For example, you want someone who lives far away but who is a close family friend to be included in the service. However, this requires a lot of coordination in terms of timing, travel, and other plans they may have.
It may take several days or several weeks to formulate an outline of the service that includes who will be there, who will be doing what, and the order in which it will be done.
You will also need time to write a meaningful obituary for your loved one. If you write it in a hurry, you may forget people or things that were important to them or important to remember about them.
Time is on your side when you are planning cremation services. The more thoughtful time you spend in advance of the actual service, the more meaningful the service will be to you, your family, your friends, and other people who knew your loved one.
For more information about cremation services offered in Phoenix, AZ, including grief resources, our caring and knowledgeable staff at Simply Cremations & Funeral Arrangements is here to assist you.