These days, many families are opting to have a customized direct cremation in Yukon, OK over other options. Just one of many benefits of having a customized cremation service is that you and your family get to create a ceremony that reflects the uniqueness and essence of who this person was in life. When a more traditional funeral home will plan a ceremony, what they tend to plan goes along the lines of a religious service with hymns, scriptures, and a talk by a religious figure from the community. While these types of services aren’t necessarily bad, they are not also required.
You don’t have to have a cookie cutter direct cremation in Yukon, OK. There are many things that you and your family can do to have a unique end of life celebratory service.
Holding Services Outdoors
If the Oklahoma weather is nice, consider holding the service outdoors. This choice could be especially inspired if the deceased was a fan of the outdoors. You and your family also don’t have to spend a ton of money to do this. For example, you could go to a party supply place and rent chairs for a decent price. Or you and your family could just hold a casual gathering at a park. Depending on how many people will show up to the service, family members can plan this get together without a lot of input from the next of kin.
Think of the Gathering As a Fellowship
In addition to celebrating the deceased, think of this gathering as a time to fellowship with your friends and family. Many families, especially in the South and Midwest, fellowship over the sharing of a meal. If possible, see if you can get the deceased’s favorite restaurant to cater the event. This way, all of your deceased’s loved ones can get together, remember shared memories of someone they loved, and share amazing food in the process.
Include Time to Share Memories
First, decide upon the goal of the direct cremation service. Would you like to have a prepared talk from a local minister? Perhaps you would like to have a master of ceremonies. Consider having an attendee who knew the deceased well serving as the master of ceremonies. But ask if they are up to the task first.
You can even have both a minister and a master of ceremonies speak. It’s okay to ask both of them to limit their time on stage so that the other person has sufficient time to speak. You could also ask co-workers, former classmates, friends, and neighbors to speak about the different ways they knew the deceased. The next of kin can also speak if desired, but don’t put anyone up to any undue pressure.
When you hold a service after direct cremation in Yukon, OK, you want it to be memorable and reflect the unique facets of the deceased’s living personality. For more information on how the staff at Oklahoma City Cremation can help you and your family during this trying time, call or visit our Yukon, OK facility during normal business hours.