A death within the family, or perhaps a good friend, can be a extremely emotional time and for many individuals the arrangements for a burial or cremation have been left to close family to organise as the departed has never pre-arranged a service.
So where do you start?
Make contact with your local funeral home and look at options available to you. Either a cremation or burial is possible, and commemorative services for either also have to be arranged. Go over the options available to you and sit down with other members of the family to see what their suggestions are. The deceased could very well have told somebody what types of music they want played or what their preferences are over a cremation or burial.
In case you have been left to organise a funeral then it is important that as many people help out as possible. There is certainly lot’s to arrange from cars and flowers to hymns and headstones and allocating certain areas of the funeral arranging to members of the family will lessen the stress and pressure on just one person.
Due to the increasing expense ofheadstones and burial plots, the cost of a traditional burial has risen significantly over the last ten years or so and if funeral expenses have been left to close family then the majority will choose cremation over a traditional burial as they are far more cost effective and a service, similar to a burial service can still be held.
Greiving for a family member or even a close friend is a very sad and emotional time and for many people being left to organise the funeral stops them from grieving properly so it’s important that you discuss burial preferences with people especially if they’re elderly or ill so when their time does eventually come close family know exactly what to do.
Contact us today at funerals to find out more about arranging a burial or cremation.