What You Should Know When Planning a Service

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Planning a funeral, burial, or cremation service can be difficult, but you want to ensure a beautiful and meaningful tribute to your loved one. Read more about what to consider when you are planning a service for a loved one.

  • Feel free to grieve
    Remember that the service, while an honor to the person who has passed, is often essential to easing grief. It is a time to remember your loved one, and a time to create final memories of that person that you can reflect on fondly.
  • Follow your loved one’s wishes
    If your loved one left specific wishes outlining funeral or burial service, then honor those wishes. You will not have any questions or hesitations about how your loved one would feel about the service when you follow his or her specific requests.
  • Consider input from close family and friends
    Remember that other people loved the deceased as well, and might want to have their input considered for the service. It can be hard to please everyone, but handling the situation diplomatically can go a long way. Grieving and mourning together is an important step toward healing.
  • Honor religious requests
    Don’t overlook religious requests. It may be very important to have certain religious leaders present for the funeral service, such as a priest or rabbi, to lead prayers or meditations. Even if you don’t share the deceased’s beliefs, it’s important to consider how he or she would like to be honored.
  • Remember to observe military honors
    Make sure to include any military honors that might be due to the deceased. Flag ceremonies, gun salutes, and special music are all part of a military funeral service.

There are so many things to remember and consider while planning a memorial, funeral, or cremation service. Let the compassionate experts at Skylawn Memorial Park in San Mateo help you in your time of need. Give us a call at (650) 349-4411, or contact us online.

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