Losing a loved one is never easy. Certain circumstances may have you wondering if or when having a memorial service in San Francisco is best. You may want to consider the following reasons to choose a memorial service rather than a traditional funeral service.
A funeral service allows family and friends to come and pay their respects to the person who has passed. This is usually within a couple of days of the death. Quite often, these occur quickly due to circumstances. Perhaps extended family members and friends will not be able to attend a funeral; however, they would be able to attend a memorial service in San Francisco.
A family may also choose to have a memorial service in San Francisco if the deceased chose cremation. This could save a considerable amount of money because you will not need some elements of a traditional funeral – casket and burial plot. Of course, if a family chooses an ash scattering service in lieu of burial, that could be associated with it.
Atlantis Memorials has an expert staff to help you plan the right type of ash scattering service. There are a number of locations from which to choose for the ash scattering in the San Francisco Bay area. The staff will assist you in scattering the ashes from the bow of the yacht and provide you with a memorial certificate that includes the date, time and coordinates of the scattering.
The following are some of the benefits of choosing a memorial service to honor your loved one:
- You can schedule a memorial service any time after the death rather than within a few days. This will enable people who have to travel long distance to get to the service, attendees will be able to save money with advance booking or there may be someone in the hospital that would want to attend. In effect, a memorial service allows you to plan the service without feeling pressured.
- You can have more than one memorial service if it makes sense. Perhaps the person who passed chose cremation and to have their ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay because they lived in the area. If most of their family lives in another state and could not make it to California for the ash scattering service, they can have a memorial service during the ash scattering and then have another memorial service with their friends and family in their hometown.
- You can choose to have a memorial service nearly anywhere. Choose a place that makes sense. If the deceased was an art lover, you may be able to rent a banquet room in a local museum. If they spent time at their cabin in the woods, this would make perfect sense as a memorial service location.
- You can also decide who will come to the service and how you let people know about the service. A memorial service lets you have more control.
- Having a memorial service in San Francisco allows you to choose who leads it. Obviously, you can choose a member of the clergy if you desire, but you can have anyone speak or no one at all if that makes sense. This option would give people attending the service an opportunity to share their memories of the deceased freely.
Personalize the service to make it an event that exemplifies the deceased. This will allow those attending to remember them with fondness when you choose to have a memorial service in San Francisco.