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TIMING YOUR LOVED ONE’S MEMORIAL SERVICE AFTER CREMATION SERVICES

Published: October 10, 2022
by Crestview Funeral Home, Memory Gardens & Cremation

When you decide on cremation services in Gallatin, TN for a loved one who has passed on, you might want to delay the memorial service. You are free to set whatever timeline you want for your loved one’s memorial. Some families like to do something right away while others like to wait a bit to get things lined up just right. Here are a few hints that can help you with the timing of that memorial service.

Utilize Weekdays

Weekdays might be a good way to go for a memorial service because people don’t generally have a lot of plans during the week whereas weekends can be tight. Plus, venues you want are often more open during the week. You can set the memorial for just before or just after a weekend so family can use the extra time to travel, perhaps, or have extended time with family. The choices are completely yours.

Go With Venue Availability

If you have a certain venue in mind for the memorial service, you will want to check their available dates. That alone can help you to determine when you are going to have the service for your loved one. Perhaps the funeral home has a service coming up that week, so you’d rather wait until the following week. Maybe the church you want has a wedding and you want to wait until those festivities are past. Once you know the available dates of the venue you want, you can go from there.

Get Family Input

Talk to your family and see what they want as far as the timing of a service goes. Perhaps some of them would like to have something in a certain month because it’s easier for them to travel during that time. Or maybe they want to have the service on a special date, like your loved one’s birthday, even if that means waiting a bit longer. Getting family input can help you to feel good about the process as you move forward with the plans.

Figure Out Planning Timing

Another way to think about the timing process is to consider what you want to plan. If you are doing something simple, it is easy to throw things together in a day or two. If your plans are more elaborate and are going to take more time, you will want to try and figure out how long it will take you to draw the plans together and that can help you to decide when you want to have the services as well.

When you are trying to do right by your loved one, cremation services in Gallatin, TN is always an honorable way to go. Once you have the cremation done, your loved one’s needs are met. But you might still feel like you want to have a final service for that special person. The memorial can happen at any time, depending on what you feel is best for your family and the advance plans. Were here to help.

 

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