Planning your final services in advance is a huge benefit for your family. You don’t have to worry about getting what you want, and your family doesn’t have to worry about doing any of the organizational work or making any decisions after you pass. It’s never too early to make plans, whether you’re ill or not. If you’ve decided you’d like to have a Winter Park, FL cremation as a part of your plan, it’s good to go one step further and decide what type of cremation you’d like.
Traditional Cremation Services
Some people think that if they are going with cremation, the can’t have traditional funeral-like services, but that’s not the case. Cremation can take place at any time, whether that is right away or a few days down the road. If you want the traditions funerals include, you can have a visitation and a full funeral and then go to cremation after. Some families rent caskets so they don’t have to buy something that will only be used for a day or two. These types of services can be very comforting to families who appreciate the ceremonies included in funerals.
Memorial Cremation Services
If you have cremation sooner and don’t include funeral services beforehand, your family can still have a memorial service after. Families that choose this route appreciate that they are able to put off memorial services for a few extra days or even longer, if they’d like. They also like the versatile options that come along with cremation memorial services. They can do basically anything they’d like. If you are pre-planning your own services, keep those options in mind and consider what your loved ones would most appreciate. You can do something at a funeral home, in a park, at someone’s house, or anywhere else. You also have the option of making the service more of a celebration of life than something somber and sad.
Direct Cremation Services
These services occur soon after death, once paperwork is accumulated and complied. There are no services before the cremation takes place. There can still be services afterward, but some people who go with direct cremation are trying to keep things simple. You might just want an ash scattering service or something else small and concise.
As you plan your own cremation in Winter Park, FL, talk to family members about what they would need to say their final goodbye so you can include their needs in your plan. It’s all about what you want and what they need. If you’d like to go over the options in detail, contact Baldauff Family Funeral Home and Crematory, located at 1233 Saxon Blvd, Orange City, FL 32763. You can visit with our funeral director in person to get your plans in place, or you can call us with your questions at (386) 775-2101. We’re here to help you get the plans prepared so none of your family members have to worry about a thing once the time comes for you to move on.