Preparing For Funeral Home Or Memorial Services

Posted on August 2, 2021 by Karen Reardon under Funeral Home
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When you have to go to a 
funeral home in Waxhaw, NC for a final service, it’s not going to be easy no matter what you do to prepare in advance. But there are some things you can do to get as ready for it as possible. Planning the service out ahead of time and knowing what to expect can only help you. Here are a few things you will do as you make plans. 

Find A Good Time For The Service 

You will want to think about checking with family members to see what time might be good for a service. If you are having a funeral, it will have to be within a few days after your loved one passed on. But perhaps one day is better than another for those who are going to attend. If you are having a memorial, you can do that whenever you want after the cremation process is complete. 

Choose The Right Place 

It’s wise to think about the location of the service with care as well. You want to get a location booked if it’s somewhere you have to reserve. You also want to think about what location will work well with what you want to do. Funeral homes can take any type of service, but if you want something outside, something in a restaurant private room, or other places, you’ll have to look into what’s available and what you want to do for your loved one in those locations. 

Pick Songs, Readings, And Special Elements 

Think about the service and try to choose things your loved one and your family would all appreciate. Perhaps you want everyone tocremation services in Waxhaw, NC sing a song together or maybe you want special music from a friend who sings or plays piano well. You can have certain Bible or poem passages read and do all sorts of other things. Try to find things that work well for your loved one’s style and personality, but also something that would be fitting for the service you have chosen and that will help your family heal and move forward. 

Think About Dress Codes 

If you want people to wear something other than traditional funeral clothing, you will need to let them know you are doing something different. Perhaps place notice in the obituary or make sure your family knows what you are thinking in terms of the dress code so no one is out of place because they didn’t get the word about what you wanted for your loved one. 

These are just a few of the things you will need to do to prepare for the final service you are planning for a loved one who has passed on. The funeral home in Waxhaw, NC is there to make sure you don’t miss or forget any steps. Contact Heritage Funeral and Cremation Services when you need final services for a loved one or anywhere along the way when you have questions about the process or need help with choices.