Designing Your Funeral
There are two things to reflect upon. The first has to do with how you wish to honor and celebrate a life, and the second has to do with how you wish to care for the physical remains.
How to Honor a Life
Bringing family and friends together at a time of loss is natural, and a socially-expected practice. Not only that, a funeral or memorial service, whether in a traditional or contemporary setting, is the first step in healing.
The ceremony to honor your loved one needn't be traditional; there are many different ways to celebrate the life and love you shared. In fact, the design of a funeral or memorial service is limited only by your imagination. That's where we can help. Our suggestions, based on knowledge and experience, will help you create a memorable service.
You can select the perfect location for the celebration, and the most suitable time of day for it to be held. Featuring a selection of your loved one's favorite music, or most beloved hymns or prayers will make the event uniquely personal. The possibilities are endless.
You can have your service literally anywhere and any way you want. We can help you create the most suitable and memorable service to honor your loved one.
We're here to help you come to the decisions that will meet your needs now, and in the future. You'll need to live with these decisions for a long time; doing the right thing now can make all the difference in your peace-of-mind through the coming years. Call Chapel of San Ramon Valley at (925) 820-2999 today, or send us an email inquiry today to discuss your intentions.
Cremation or Burial?
Now that you've thought about a service which honors your loved one's life, your next consideration needs to be about burial or cremation. Commonly, people are clear on this point; but it can be a sticking point for some families, especially when the wishes of the deceased were never clearly stated. If that's the case for you and your family, please know we're able to help you come to the perfect decision.
Once the decision is made, the finer points come into focus. If you've chosen burial, then selection of the casket, vault, and cemetery of interment follows.
If cremation is the option of choice, then you'll want to make the decision as to whether the cremated remains will be placed in a mausoleum niche, or buried on the cemetery grounds.
In some communities, there's the option for a 'green burial.' If that's what your loved one would prefer, we'll help you select an environmentally-friendly choice.
Now that we've presented the basics, it's time for you to reflect more on exactly what is appropriate for you and your family.
Still looking for inspiration? Explore the possibilities with Chapel of San Ramon Valley's unique planning tool. This tool will show you more of what's possible. Ready to speak with a professional funeral planner? Reach us at (925) 820-2999.