Losing a loved one takes an emotionally overwhelming toll on anybody. Processing heightened emotions is no easy feat when there are dozens of funeral logistics to be configured. To plan a funeral service that is both commemorative and cohesive, consider the major details to be sorted for a funeral. The sooner you organize these details, the less stressful your funeral-planning experience should be.
Type of Burial
When planning funeral arrangements with the funeral director, the intended type of burial will be decided. The most common types of burials that people choose are:
- Cemetery plots
Once you have chosen which burial procedure is best, you can start looking over options for purchase. If your loved one had previously purchased a cemetery plot, be sure to confirm with the cemetery’s management and show the funeral home with the deed that contains this information.
Funeral Service Location
Select where you would like the funeral service to take place. Choice of location may range from the funeral home, a place of worship, at the gravesite, or elsewhere.
Funeral Service Hours
Once you have determined the setting for the funeral, it is time to finalize the time frame it will take place. Most funeral homes are flexible with funeral service hours and willing to accommodate a time that is best for most guests. You should allocate time for general visitation and earlier calling hours for the deceased’s immediate family and close friends.
Obituaries can be intimidating to write. They are meant to capture the essence of the deceased’s life with a few tidbits on their life’s standout details. Be sure to include various aspects about your loved one in the obituary, should you oversee its creation. Fortunately, there are guides to writing an obituary that can assist you along the way.
Memorial items are essential details to be sorted for a funeral. Funeral programs, prayer cards, and other keepsakes are commonly offered at funerals for the guests. Decide early on which memorial products will be present at the funeral so that whoever is in charge of making them can design and order them.
It is best to manage funeral details ahead of time—delegate responsibilities between several family members to prevent overwhelming one grieving individual with all the necessary tasks. Planning a funeral may be difficult while mourning the loss of a loved one. However, with the right preparation and assistance, it will not feel impossible.