Losing a loved one is always hard but planning a funeral service that perfectly reflects his or her last wishes can help to ease the grief of those left behind. When they work with well respected Funeral Homes in Bel Air, funeral planners will have plenty of help. Read on to find out about available services.
Some funeral homes offer pre-planning services to help those who want to spare their families the trouble of making plans during a difficult time make arrangements for themselves. There’s no need to wait until illness or old age has set in. Funerals can be pre-planned during any stage of life.
Many cultures have specific funeral traditions that participants must follow at their services, so each one is a little different. The general purpose is the same, though. A funeral service gives grieving friends and family members the space to offer each other comfort and celebrate the life of their deceased loved one.
Memorial services differ somewhat from funeral services in that they can be held at any time. They can also be held anywhere with or without an urn, which allows family members to support each other and pay their respects at the final resting place if they so wish or even in their own homes.
Casket burials can include public services, visitations, viewings, and wakes, but they don’t have to. They can also occur immediately after death and do not have to include a funeral service. It’s up to funeral planners how they want to handle burials.
Cremation has eclipsed traditional casket burials as the most popular option not just because it’s more flexible and less expensive, but also because it allows memorial services to be held at any time. After cremation, the deceased’s ashes can be scattered, buried, or inurned in a columbarium or in one’s own home. Not all Funeral Homes in Bel Air offer cremation services, so ask first.
Celebration of Life Ceremonies
Evans Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services offer alternative Celebration of Life ceremonies addition to the more traditional options listed above. These personalized services are less somber in tone and offer a different means of helping loved ones process their grief.