When you are getting ready to make final service plans for someone in your family who has passed away, it might be your first time making such arrangements. While you aren’t going to automatically go with what’s popular, it’s nice to know what trends exist around cremation services in Coral Gables, FL because what sounds good to the majority may also work for you. Here are a few cremation trends that have risen in the past decade or so.
Direct Cremation Is The Most Popular
Cremation, the process, is the same for everyone. But the timing can be varied. Some families like to have a full funeral and visitation before the cremation process takes place. That is called full cremation. But others send their loved ones into direct cremation, which means the cremation takes place without any services beforehand. This is a nice option because it opens the doors to whatever kind of service you want to have after. You can take away the timeline as well because once the cremation is complete, you can have the services whenever you want. IT’s also easier to move to a different location if there’s somewhere specific your family wants to have services.
Celebrations Of Life Are On The Rise
While many people have funerals before cremation, or memorial services after that feel similar to funerals, another option is to have more of a celebration of life. These services can be whatever you want them to be and they are much more light-hearted and celebratory in feeling. Instead of mourning a death, you celebrate a life well-lived with memories, stories, and perhaps even an activity of some kind. These sorts of services are more popular today than ever before and some family members have them instead of memorials—or in addition to other services.
Pre-Plans Are A Good Idea
If you are planning for your loved one, pre-plans are not an option for them. They have already passed, and you have to do what you feel is best. However, if you want to look ahead into your own plans, it’s never too early to do so. More and more people are recognizing the benefits of making their service plans in advance. Family doesn’t have to worry about the plans that way and if you pay in advance, they don’t have to worry about the expenses, either. As you plan for a loved one, think about what you might want to do for yourself and put together pre-plans soon.
When you are arranging cremation services in Coral Gables, FL, you can do whatever you feel is best for your loved one. Ferdinand Funeral Homes & Crematory has packages and options to consider and if you want to, you can customize anything you want from there. Choose a package and then change whatever you want to make the services a special experience for your loved ones and the perfect way to honor the family member who passed on. We’ll help implement the services you decide upon and be there for you every step of the way.