If a loved one passes away and you decide on cremation services in Phoenix, AZ as their final disposition method, you can then move on to have a memorial service after the cremation is complete. However, you don’t have to have the service right away, as you would with a regular funeral. There are many reasons why you might put it off until another time, whether that’s a few weeks down the road, months, or even longer. Here are a few reasons why you might delay a memorial service:
Right now, one of the biggest reasons to delay a memorial service is because you can’t have the service you really want to have for your loved one. If you want to have a service that is open to the public, or includes your large family, you just can’t. In order to give your loved one the honor you really want them to have, it might be best to delay the service until you can have what you really want for them. That timeline is indefinite right now. You can, of course, have something small to honor them now and then plan something larger for later.
Giving family who is far away short notice on a memorial service means that there are likely going to be some that can’t make it. If you can give them a date now, though, and then they can take time off work, make arrangements, and travel in a few weeks, that’s much more likely to get everyone together who really wants to be there. IF your family is spread apart, putting off the service can be a nice way to include more people.
Unsure Of Plans
Death doesn’t always happen at a good time. In fact, there is no such thing as a good time. If you aren’t sure what you want to do for your loved one or your grief is too heavy to make plans at all, putting the services together later might be in your best interest. You can think things over, give yourself time for your emotions to even out, and make plans whenever you are good and ready and when you know what you want to do to move forward.
There are lots of other reasons to delay plans for a memorial after cremation services in Phoenix, AZ and whatever your reasons might be, they are perfectly valid. IF you want to talk to the professionals at Thompson Funeral Chapel about the cremation process, or if the cremation is over and you are just now ready to make memorial service plans, we’re here for you. We can go over options with you and talk about specifics that might make your family feel comfortable and welcome while giving your loved one what you want to honor their memory. Give us a call and we can set up a time for you to come in and talk to our funeral director in person to get things situated.