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Avoid These Mistakes In Cremation Service Planning

Published: September 27, 2021

The last thing you want to do when you are planning final services for a loved one is make a mistake that you will regret later. You want your loved one to have cremation services in Kent, WA that you will look back on fondly and remember well. You want to honor them and take care of their needs while at the same time, thinking of your family and what they want and need from the process. Here are a few mistakes that you can avoid by taking your time with the process. 

Deciding On Cremation Too Quickly 

If you automatically decide that you want cremation, sign the paperwork, and send your family member through that process, you could regret it later. Keep in mind that cremation is a permanent process. There’s no going back once it is complete. You need to be absolutely sure that this is what you want for them before you move forward so you don’t regret it later. While there are things that need to be done on a certain timeline, it’s important to be certain about your decisions and taking a little time to think it over is perfectly fine. 

Hiring Cremation Services Outside Of Funeral Homes 

You can have cremation done directly from area crematories, but it can be a mistake to go a route that direct instead of hiring a funeral home. With a funeral home, you have extra service options that you don’t get with simple crematories. Even if you don’t use those services, it’s nice to have them available in case you decide you want support in planning a memorial service or something else of that nature. There’s nothing wrong with at least having the options available to you. 

Rushing The Memorial Service Timeline 

While some families like to have the memorial service right away after their loved one’s cremation, it can also be a mistake to rush into things too quickly. Cremation takes the timeline away from the memorial service process so you can actually have it whenever you want. Putting things off even a few days longer can give you the time you need to put together something really special that you will appreciate in the years to come. 

Taking On Too Much Yourself 

When you are planning a final service for your loved one, you are grieving. It can be too much pressure when you take on the planning process and attempt to mourn at the same time. It puts a lot on your shoulders, but you don’t have to do it all. Spread the plans out among family or make decisions and then hand them over to the professionals so they can implement them for you. Take care of yourself while you grieve to make things easier. 

There are plenty of other mistakes you could make in planning cremation services in Kent, WA and the professionals at Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel are here to help you avoid those mistakes and put together services you appreciate to honor your loved one. 

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