Can I Have A Gathering/Visitation Without A Ceremony/Service?

By: Danny Amoruccio
Monday, September 20, 2021

Willowbrook Cemetery provides customized burial services and can cater to specific requirements. Over the years, we have noticed that there is a sea change in the customs that people follow when organizing a family member’s last rites. Many people believe that the only way family and friends can pay their respects to the departed soul is at a traditional funeral service.

However, this isn't the case. You can have a gathering without conducting a conventional funeral service with viewing. In fact, this practice is now becoming quite common with a larger number of people opting for cremation rather than burial.

Conducting A Gathering Or Visitation

There are times when family members of the deceased have to travel from various cities, states, or even countries to the place where the service is to be held. In this case, the person’s body will be embalmed so it can be placed at the funeral service venue later. Plan the visitation well so that all your family members can pay their respects.

In case of cremation, you can organize a memorial service or gathering after you get the ashes. Place the urn at the venue and have an informal service where you share memories about the person and their life.

Since there are multiple options regarding gatherings, visitation, funeral services, and ceremonies, discuss them with your funeral director. They will take the time to understand what you are looking for and offer the right solution. They will also help you plan the visitation or service according to your customs or requirements.

If you have any questions about our burial services, we at Willowbrook Cemetery are here to help. Our team will provide you with all the information and details you need and help you select the right plot at our beautiful cemetery.

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