Following the loss of someone close to you, the last thing on your mind is funeral planning. Dedication and focus to the task is a bit fleeting, making it difficult to follow through on the many important aspects of planning a funeral worthy of the one you love. There are many decisions to make, and unfortunately there is not much time. Use this fundamental funeral planning guidefor support and guidance during this challenging time.
Starting with the basics
One of the first things you must do is find the funeral wishes established by the loved one you have lost. These previous requests could relate to the burial, to the preference of an urn over a coffin, and other funeral details. If there is nothing left in writing, ask other close family members and friends to ensure that you are able to follow their hopes to the best of what is available. This also helps to give you a guidance through this process.
Choosing someone you can trust
One of the most important steps is to find a funeral director or other support that you feel you can trust.
Do some research, ask others who have been in this position and meet with at least a couple of funeral
directors in your area. If you do not feel comfortable with a stranger supporting you with these steps,
ask family or close friends. Finding the right person to help can make the rest of this process feel much
Making the long list of decisions
You must begin answering all the tough questions. What type of ceremony should you hold, and on what day?
Who is willing and able to speak, provide music or perform other roles in the ceremony?
There are many details that need arranging; with the support of a director or close helper, you can work these
out in an organized fashion. Other options include printed programs, deciding where guests can make donations
of flowers or money and whether to host an event for family and friends to gather following the service.
Planning a funeral is a daunting challenge, but others are sure to appreciate your calm and organized approach
as you follow the few easy steps above.
While it is hard to contemplate the death of a loved one, advanced funeral planning
makes this difficult time easier for everyone. Learning how to choose cremation urns alleviates some of the pressure from a grieving family. Thinking about what the person enjoyed One of the best ways to pick a special place to spread ashes is to think about what the deceased person enjoyed. For people who enjoy fishing, you may choose to spread the ashes in their favorite fishing spot. For those who enjoy traveling, you may want to spread the ashes at their favorite vacation spot or lookout point. Most people have a special place that means a lot to them, and that place is usually the perfect place to spread their ashes.