A formal or informal ceremony or ritual prior to burial, a funeral service often provides a sense of closure to family and friends. Although your faith or culture may dictate some elements of funeral service, you may want to personalize other elements yourself. At a funeral service, the casket or urn is present, through you may choose whether to have the casket open or closed.
Visitation or Viewing
Held the day or night before or immediately prior other funeral service, the visitation, also called a viewing, provides a way for families and friends to pay respect and offer condolences to your family. As with the funeral service, you may want to decide if you want an open or closed casket should one be present.
Memorial or Tribute Service
As a memorial or tribute service, a casket or urn is sometimes present. Otherwise similar to a funeral or visitation, a memorial service gives family and friends a time to come together in your memory and celebrate your legacy.
As its name implies, a graveside service may be held at the gravesite just prior to the burial of a casket or urn and usually consists of final remarks, prayers or memories. The service may occur after or in place of a funeral service.
Regardless of the services you choose to include in your funeral plan, you can personalize them in almost any way imaginable. Visit our web page Personalized Custom Services for more information.