When you choose cremation services in Chicago, IL, you automatically get more options than you would have otherwise. Traditional burials are wonderful ways to honor a loved one, but they aren’t for everyone. If you like the idea of more options in terms of both services and resting places, cremation is a good idea for your family. When you have cremation done, it also erases the timeline that is firmly attached to traditional burials. Usually, those services have to happen within a few days, but cremation services don’t have to. After cremation is complete, there are timeline options available. Here are a few to consider:
Move Forward Right Away
Some families like to go ahead and have the cremation service right away, much like a traditional funeral. It can be cathartic to move ahead with the memorial service and say goodbye right away. It can give family closure and the ability to move on. It can also feel right to some people to honor their loved one right away. There’s nothing wrong with having a memorial service soon after someone passes away and is cremated and if that’s the right route for your family, by all means, go ahead.
Put Things Off Briefly
There are other families that need at least a little time after the cremation, before the memorial service takes place. Perhaps the family is too spread out and needs time to travel. Maybe the plans are more complicated and you want to put something really special together. Whatever the reason, it’s okay to put the memorial service off for a week or two while you get things pulled together and ready to honor your loved one. You might feel the services will be more special and worth the wait.
Wait On A Memorial For A Length Of Time
If you want to take full advantage of the lack of timeline, you can put a memorial service off as long as you’d like. Maybe you want to wait until your family gathers for the holidays to do something or perhaps you want to wait until the anniversary of your loved one’s death to honor their memory at that time. There’s no right or wrong length of time to wait to hold a memorial service. You can even have several at different times, if you’d like.
Memorial services and their lack of specific timeline are one of the benefits of choosing cremation services in Chicago, IL. There are no right or wrong answers and you can do whatever you feel is best for your family and your loved one. The professionals at Chicagoland Cremation Options are here to help with any of your cremation needs. Call us at (773) 631-0018 and we can go over some details and options or we can set you up with a time to meet with our director at 9329 Byron St Schiller Park, IL 60176. We want nothing but the best for your family and your deceased loved one and you get to decide what route that takes.