If you have decided that your loved one would be best served with a cremation service in Evanston, IL after they pass on, that’s an honorable, respectful choice to make on their behalf. And while direct cremation doesn’t put any pressure on you for any other services, you can certainly plan a memorial service for after the cremation process—and many families do. If you are in the position of planning such a service, here are some tips to help you get started in the right direction, whatever that might be for your family.
Decide On A Timeline
Some families truly appreciate the fact that after cremation takes place, there is no timeline pressure on the memorial service options. You can have a service right away, as you would with a funeral, or you can have one a few weeks down the road, months later, or even next year. But it is a good idea for you to decide on when you would like to have the service so you can start to plan in that direction.
Decide On A Location
You will also want to think about where you want to have the memorial as some locations require notice. If you are having it at a family home, do whatever you want. But if you have to book a restaurant, a church community hall, a picnic shelter, or some other venue, you might need to figure out the date and choose the time so you can book those enough in advance.
Figure Out Service Details
There are so many different ways to go about having a memorial service that it can be hard to decide what you want to do. Think about your loved one and their personality and try to do something they would like, and also something that will bring comfort to your loved ones. For you, that might mean something traditional that has more of a funeral feel to it. It might also mean a celebration of life to go over fond memories and truly celebrate a live well-lived. Deciding on some of those style details will help to share the rest of what you do.
Customize, Customize, Customize
You want the service you have for your loved one to be personal and customized. That might mean having family members offer special music and readings or placing family photos around the room, among other things. Customize as much as you can to make every aspect as personal and special as possible.
If you have decided on a direct cremation service in Evanston, IL for a loved one who has pass on, the professionals at Chicagoland Cremation Options are here to help. We will transport your loved one from the place of their death to our facilities, care for them, and put them through the cremation process once the paperwork is ready. You can then go through the planning for whatever kind of memorial service you want to have for your loved one and honor them in whatever way you see fit.