Questions to Ask When Planning a Memorial Service

Funeral Planning Oahu

Planning a funeral service often involves planning for a burial or cremation service for the remains of the deceased and planning a memorial service to celebrate the life of the deceased. There are several things to keep in mind when planning a memorial service, no matter what type of service you choose to have. Keep reading to learn more about what questions you should ask when planning a memorial service.

When will it be held?
Funeral services usually occur in the presence of the remains of the deceased. Therefore, they need to be held within a few days of the death. These time constraints can often cause a lot of stress and may preclude certain family members from attending. In contrast, a memorial service can be held at any time after the death of a loved one. By having time to schedule the event in advance, you can be sure that out-of-town guests have time to prepare for travel.

Where will it be held?
A memorial service can be held wherever you and your family feel is the most appropriate place. That means you can have it at the home of a close family member, a religious venue, or a funeral home. You can even host the memorial service in a different community than where the funeral service was held in order to be sure all of the deceased’s loved ones are included in the act of remembrance.

Who will attend?
You can choose how personal to make the service. For example, you can place a public announcement in the newspaper if you want to reach the largest audience of people who may have known the deceased. Or, you can write to the friends and colleagues of the deceased personally—or even call them up by phone.

Are you planning a memorial, funeral, or cremation service near Oahu, HI? Valley of the Temples Memorial Park can help you plan an event to celebrate the life of your loved one. Call (808) 239-8811 today to learn more about your options for arranging a funeral service.