When you choose cremation services for your loved one, you have a lot to plan. If you feel that you won’t be able to spend enough time with everyone or have the complete memorial that you want at the cremation, you always have the option of having a reception. There are a lot of reasons to consider having a reception and you will need to decide if you have the time and money to put into it. Here are some reasons it might be the right option for you to have a reception after cremation services in Muhlenberg Township, PA.
Brings Everyone Together
It’s always nice to see family and friends when you need them. You can invite them to the reception as a way to get closer to them. You can plan for everyone to attend the reception at your home or another location once the services are over. You may choose to invite everyone to a venue for a meal, to your own home, or you can rent a place for the receptions. Invite those you choose and take advantage of the reception as a way spend some time together and catch up while helping each other.
There may not be time or space to offer refreshments at the cremation service. When you choose to have a reception, you can offer these refreshments to your family. Many cremation services can last a while, especially if there is a memorial service during the cremation. It’s likely that those who attend will be feeling hungry and thirsty so providing them with a lot of refreshments options. You can make guests comfortable and healthy.
Help with Closure
It’s hard to lose someone you love and having people nearby to comfort you might make it easier. Having them around helps make you able to talk about your feelings and come to terms with the fact that your loved one is no longer with you. It’s a little easier to deal with the passing of a someone you care about when you have people close to you to lean on and support you. A reception can provide a time and place to get the support you need and to help your loved ones get through the death as well.
Losing a loved one is always difficult and choosing the right funeral can be tough. If you decide to have cremation services in Muhlenberg Township, PA you may also want to have a reception. Having a reception is a great way to bring your family together. The above are a few reasons to consider having a reception. If you are ready to plan a cremation for a loved one, you can contact Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home. We are happy to help you with all your cremation plans.