Even though cremation services in Sacramento, CA have become very popular over the last 20 years, there are still some people who have misconceptions about cremation as a whole. For example, certain people think that cremating a person will prevent him from being able to hold a funeral for them. But guess what? This couldn’t be further from the truth! Here is everything you need to know about holding funerals for those who are being cremated.
Just because you’re going to be holding a Sacramento, CA cremation for a loved one does not mean that you can’t also hold a funeral for them. You’re more than welcome to have a funeral for a loved one either right before or right after their cremation is complete. You can have this funeral at a funeral home, a church, or any other place of worship if you would like. There aren’t any rules saying that those who are cremated can’t have funerals.
You and your family can stage a traditional funeral for a loved one as part of their cremation services if you would like. But this is far from the only type of service that you can have for them. If you don’t want to have a traditional funeral for your loved one, you will also have the option to hold either a memorial service or a life celebration for them. It’ll be up to you and your family to decide which type of service would be best for your loved one.
No matter which type of service you decide to have for a loved one, it’s important to try to have some kind of service for a number of reasons. First and foremost, holding a funeral for a loved one will help you come to terms with their death. It’ll also allow you to say your goodbyes to your loved one. And maybe most importantly, it’ll put you in a position where you’ll be surrounded by so much love and support. This will help your family to push through your dark days and see the light at the end of the tunnel.
If your family would prefer not to hold a funeral for someone who is being cremated, you can do this if you’d like. There are some families who will choose to plan what is called a direct cremation for a loved one. Direct cremation will include cremation and little else. It’s the most affordable type of cremation around, and it’s also the easiest type of cremation to plan. It’s one more option that you’ll have when you’re mapping out a loved one’s cremation services.
Our funeral home always encourages families to try to plan funerals for their loved ones as part of their Sacramento, CA cremations. We would love to tell you more about why you should do this. Give us a call today to begin making funeral plans for a loved one who is going to be cremated.