Earlier this year, a close friend of mine passed away. This sweet woman was incredibly unique. Besides adoring vintage clothing, she always had extremely short hair. After her death, her son wanted to plan a funeral service with her unique style in mind. So, he immediately started working with the helpful staff at a respected funeral home in our hometown. After relaying his desires to the professional employees at the funeral home, my friend’s son decided to omit a viewing on the night before the funeral. Instead, he had the funeral home staff bring his mother’s body to the church two hours before the funeral service. He also gave anyone who wanted to speak at the funeral service an opportunity. On this blog, I hope you will discover the wonderful ways the staff at a funeral home can help you plan a unique funeral for a loved one.
Arranging for funeral services after the death of a loved one is a big responsibility. There are a few rules you should follow to make sure that you're handling this responsibility properly and taking full advantage of the funeral services available in your area.
The following are four rules to follow when you're in need of funeral services.
Make sure you're doing things according to the wishes of the deceased
Of course, you need to focus on doing everything according to the wishes of the deceased individual. That's why you should carefully review any details on your deceased loved one's will relating to funeral plans or wishes.
If there is no official record of how the deceased wanted funeral services to be handled, do your best to discuss the issue with surviving family members or friends. Those who were closest to the deceased may have discussed end-of-life plans with him or her and be able to provide some helpful information.
Carefully research costs in your area
Don't underestimate how much funerals can cost. You need to consider how much money is available to cover funeral and burial costs.
You also need to do some research on how much these services typically cost in your area to get an idea of what service options you and the surviving family members can afford.
Create a list of all the details to work out
There are a lot of tasks that are involved in planning funeral services. You need to plan out the funeral service and get the word out in the community through an obituary or death announcement. You also need to make burial or cremation plans.
Because there are so many tasks you need to take care of, it's a good idea to list all the tasks you need to take care of so that you don't accidentally overlook any important details.
Choose the right date
One of the most important details when you're planning a funeral service is which date you choose for the funeral. The date is important because it impacts how many people will be able to attend. You obviously want to maximize attendance at the memorial service of a loved one.
Discuss the date with other family members as well as your funeral service. Funeral service providers may be able to offer helpful tips on choosing the ideal date for a funeral service so that as many surviving loved ones are able to make it as possible.Share
13 April 2022