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Participating in Virtual Services  

Published: May 22, 2023
by Parent-Sorensen Mortuary and Crematory
cremation services in Petaluma, CA

Not everyone can go to the funeral or memorial service of a loved one in person. You may not be able to travel for financial reasons or you may be ill, making it impossible to go in person. This does not mean you cannot still say your goodbyes or get the closure you need. Most funeral homes these days are offering virtual services. These are services you can access from your computer or other device, letting you still be part of them. If that is something you would like to do but you have never participated in a virtual service before, there are some tips that providers of cremation services in Petaluma, CA want you to keep in mind.

One of the first things that you have to do when you know that you will be attending a virtual service is to get the platform on which it will happen. This is especially important if you have not used that kind of platform before. You do not want to leave it to the day of the service, because you do not want to run into any technical difficulties.

Another of the things that you want to remember is to choose something appropriate to wear. Even though you will not be there in person, it does not mean that you can wear whatever you please. You still want to choose an option that is respectful. Avoid anything too casual or revealing and be sure that you stick to more somber colors. You do not want to wear anything very bright or with big patterns. If you would feel comfortable wearing the outfit to the service in person, you can definitely wear it during a livestreamed service.

It is important to let the people who have invited you know if you will attend the service or not. Many times, people think that because the service is virtual, it is not important to RSVP. That is not the case. Logistically, virtual services can be even more complex than regular services, and those making the arrangements need to know how many people will be wanting to give a eulogy or speak. By RSVPing, you can help.

Another thing to remember is that you want to get to the service on time. Even though it is virtual, it can bother people to see others arriving late. If you are worried about not remembering when the service is, you can always set up an alert.

As you start planning attending a virtual funeral or memorial service, you want to remember these things. It can be important to have a clear idea of what to expect, so if you are not sure about the options that you have or what you need to know, reach out to a Petaluma, CA cremation services provider like us. We are ready to help you with any questions you may have about this, so do not hesitate to reach out to us. Give us a call right now or stop by one of our locations.

 
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