Cremation has become an increasingly popular option over burial due to affordability and secular beliefs. However, there is a common misconception that choosing cremation means you can’t have visitation and funeral services. Fortunately, the caring funeral directors at Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home in Cincinnati, OH, are here to explain what you need to know about planning cremation memorial services.
Before the Cremation
If you choose to have a funeral or memorial before the cremation, it will be held within a few days of the loved one’s passing. Like a traditional funeral, it’s possible to hold a visitation of the body before cremation. The body is then taken from the funeral service to the crematory, where family members might gather to watch or say prayers during the cremation. It is also common to hold a memorial reception following the cremation, typically at the place of worship or the family home.
After the Cremation
If you choose to have a direct cremation, which occurs within a few days following the death, you might want to have the memorial service after. While this is less traditional, it’s often the most affordable option for families. The memorial can be at any location and is often held within a few weeks of the cremation. Like a traditional funeral, you can ask guests to pay tribute in a variety of ways, whether it’s a speech, music, or showcase of memorabilia.
If your loved one has just passed and you are looking to plan both a cremation and a memorial service, turn to the compassionate funeral directors at Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home in Cincinnati. They will assist you with every step of the planning process so that you can properly honor your loved one. Contact them today at (513) 921-4144 to schedule a consultation, or visit their website for more information about their funeral and cremation services.