cremation services in Reading, PA

Things to Consider When Planning Memorial and Cremation Services in Reading, PA

When you lose a loved one, you may be struggling with that loss while also trying to plan a funeral or cremation services. It can be hard to make plans if you have never had to do it before and are trying to get over the shock of your loss. At Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home we can help you plan a memorial with cremation services in Reading, PA. Here are some things to keep in mind when making your plans.

Choosing the Date

One of the first things to consider if when you will have the memorial service. Cremations services in Reading, PA can be done rather quickly, so you can plan your memorial service as needed. If there are family members or friends who will be traveling in from out of town, you may want to postpone the services to allow them time to arrive. You can also schedule your service around the weather or other events if needed.

Writing an Obituary

Most people prefer to write obituaries for their loved ones. The obituary can be published in a newspaper of your choice and even sent to multiple newspapers if the deceased has family in other areas or lived in other places where you feel people should be notified of the death. We can help you write the obituary, or even write the entire thing for you based on the information you provide us. We will also send it to the appropriate newspapers.

Order of Services

You have full control over the memorial service, and we are simply here to help. At some point, you will need to choose the order of service. You may choose to split the ceremony up over several days or have it all the same day. You can also choose how you want the actual ceremony to go. You should also consider who will lead the service and what songs or music will play if any. We are happy to accommodate whatever you choose.

Memorial Cards and Flowers

If you choose to include memorial cards and flowers in the service, you will need to choose the ones you plan to use. We can help direct you to a florist and give you several options for memorial card designs. We can also display the flowers and any other gifts that are sent to the funeral home for the family or as a sign of respect for the deceased.

If you are interested in cremation services in Reading, Pennsylvania, be sure to stop by the Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home at 444 N 9th St. in Reading, PA 19601 and check out our facilities. We will work with you to plan the perfect memorial service for your loved one. You can also call us at (610) 374-0962. We know you have a lot of your mind after the death of a loved one and we want to help make planning the perfect memorial service as smooth as possible.