Arranging A Funeral
Arranging a funeral is a challenge that most of us will have to face one day. You may not need not to arrange a funeral for someone else. You may be thinking of arranging your own funeral plans to make things easier for your family. Many people have decided to plan their own funeral when they are still alive.
One of the major factors that have to bear is the costs. How much money you are willing to spend or the family of the deceased? Did the deceased already planned for his funeral and provides funds for funeral arrangements? Once you know the total budget available to the funeral, you can continue with the rest of the agreement.
Also, you should know whether the deceased had a certain desire on what should happen after he/she died. Was the death was expected one, either because of age or a terminal illness? A person can take the final steps to reduce the burden on family and friends.
If this is the case, there is not much to do in the way of choosing a casket or to find a good funeral director. This is because the person has already taken these basic measures. All you need to do is contact the funeral home of the deceased choices.
If none of the above funeral arrangements ever existed, you can plan a special funeral with the help of a funeral director. You can select a funeral home that is close to or near the final resting place of your loved one.
A funeral director may propose items and services. They will help to put an obituary in the newspaper announcing the death and the time of the wake and funeral services.
Along with the funeral director, you can pick out music and memorial tributes. You can make memory boards with the deceased's picture or DVD video slideshows with music of your choice. These can be played at the memorial service
The funeral director will be with you every step of the way to make sure all your bases are covered. They will ensure that your loved one is being remembered in a most special way.
You will also need to decide on the final resting place for your loved one. Often times, a family will have a plot at a nearby cemetery. Otherwise, the final resting place can be somewhere that you deem fitting. A headstone will need to be chosen out and worded to describe the deceased person.
Finally, a reception usually occurs after a funeral. This can be done at a family member's house or a restaurant banquet room. Either way, you need to figure out where the food will come from. The reception is a celebration of life.
People will gather to talk about the happy memories of their loved one. Although this is a sombre time, try to make the most out of the reception and share joyful recollections with family and friends.