If a loved one has passed on and you have decided to cremate them, you can have memorial services wherever you’d like. The options are not limited and those cremation services in Chicago, IL are often all that much more special when you place them in just the right location. Cremation opens the doors to locations, service styles, and even resting places. You can do whatever you feel is best for your family member and the rest of your group. Here are a few locations that might work well for you when memorial services are in order.
If your loved one or your family members attend a certain church, that’s always a nice location for a memorial service. You can even have the pastor preside over the services, if you wish, or someone else can do it. There’s generally a good amount of space for the service and churches also often have room for a reception after, if you’d like to do that in the same location.
Going with cremation means that you don’t have to bury your loved one, but you still can. If you want to bury their remains, having a graveside service is a nice, intimate, simple way to honor a loved one. You might just invite close family members and friends and do something on the shorter side, but it can still be very meaningful.
A Family Home
If you want to keep things closed to just family and close friends, you can even have a memorial in a family home. Get together, share a meal, talk through memories, and honor your loved one however you see fit as a group.
The Scattering Location
IF you have decided to scatter your loved one’s remains, having a memorial at that site can be meaningful. It may very well be a site you return to again and again when you want to remember them in the future. Allow anyone who wants to say a few words to speak and share memories. You can even bring music and play songs your loved one liked.
A Favorite Restaurant
Memorial services don’t have to be the same and, in fact, they are usually quite varied. Choose a restaurant and book a private room. You can combine the memorial with a reception and have more of a celebration of life to honor your loved one.
These are just a few places where you might have cremation services in Chicago, IL for a loved one who has recently passed away. If you’d like to talk through more ideas, or you are ready to get the cremation process started, contact the professionals at Chicagoland Cremation Options by calling (773) 631-0018. We’re here to help you through the process on a step by step basis. We understand how hard this can be and we just want you to be able to honor your loved one in the way you see fit. Visit our facilities at 9329 Byron St Schiller Park, IL 60176.