- On June 15, 2020
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After many families have cremation services in Canonsburg, PA for their loved ones, they often have a reception for their family members to spend more time together, share stories, catch up, and mourn in a different way. It can be comforting to gather in a different environment outside of the final service experience. When you are planning the reception, you might end up in charge of the bill which means you may want a budget for it. Here are a few things to consider when setting up a budget:
How Many People Will Attend?
It’s important to think about how many people you will have attending the reception. Many families like to invite everyone attending the service. Not everyone will come, but it’s a nice gesture. Others want to have something more personal and intimate for just family members. In those cases, you can just count up those numbers. If you are paying per plate, or want to make sure you have enough food for everyone, having a basic number in mind is always good.
What Kind Of Food Will Be Present?
The next thing you want to think about when you are planning the reception is what kind of food you want to serve. You don’t have to go all out and simple things can often be very nice. You could get sandwiches and salads and let everyone make their own sandwiches. Add a few desserts and that’s really all you need. You could also have the event catered with whatever kind of food you want. The food you choose will be a big determining factor in the overall costs.
Don’t feel like you necessarily have to figure out how to pay for the entire reception yourself, especially if you are planning the final service and covering those costs. If someone else, like a friend, offers to hold it for you or chip in on the costs, it’s wonderful to take them up on that to show that you appreciate that kind of support. Other family members may offer to help as well or, at the very least, you can ask someone to help with that aspect of the services. It’s good to have a budget in mind, but you don’t have to take on everything yourself when there are others who could cover things as well.
Having a reception is often a part of hosting cremation services in Canonsburg, PA for a loved one. If you need ideas for the types of things people generally have, or if you want ideas for catering companies in the area, the professionals at Pittsburgh Cremation & Funeral Care are here to help. We’re happy to help you with final services and all of the details surrounding them. And, we don’t disappear once those services are complete. We’re here to answer questions and give you the grief resources you need after things are over and behind you as well. Our compassion and support can help you through this difficult time from start to finish.