How to plan a funeral and burial
Planning a funeral can be a difficult process. There are a lot of decisions to make and it can be hard to know where to start. This guide will walk you through the process of planning a funeral and will help you make the decisions that are right for you and your loved ones.
Choose the type of funeral services you would like
Do you want a traditional funeral with a viewing or a funeral service? Or do you want a more modern approach with a cremation followed by a memorial service? Perhaps you want something in between, like a direct cremation with only the ashes present at the funeral service. There are a lot of possibilities.
The next step is selecting a funeral venue
It is important to take the time to select the right funeral venue. There are many factors to consider, such as the size of the venue, the location, and the type of funeral service you would like to have. The second step is to select a funeral venue that will meet your needs and provide the perfect setting for your loved one’s funeral. Chase & District Memorial Park is a beautiful place to lay your loved one to rest or scatter their ashes.
Decide what type of casket or urn you would like to use
There are many different options available, and the right choice for you will depend on your personal preferences and budget. Some common types of caskets include wood, metal, and fibreglass. Urns come in a wide range of materials, including glass, ceramic, metal, wood, and stone.
Having a viewing? Pick appropriate funeral clothing for the deceased
Remember that this is a final decision, so choose something that both honours the life of your loved one and brings you peace. If you are struggling to decide, consider consulting with a funeral director. They will be able to share their experience and help you select funeral clothing that is appropriate for the type of funeral service you are planning. With their guidance, you can choose funeral clothing that helps you say goodbye in a way that feels right for you.
Choose flowers, such as forget-me-not flowers, for funeral services
A funeral is a sombre event meant to commemorate the life of a lost loved one. As such, it is important to choose flowers that are appropriate for the occasion. While there are many beautiful flowers to choose from, forget-me-nots are an excellent option for funeral arrangements.
Select suitable music for funeral service
Music has the ability to evoke a wide range of emotions, and this can be helpful when planning a funeral service. The songs you select should be reflective of the life of the person who has passed away, as well as the feelings of those who are grieving. Choose music that will help create a meaningful and memorable funeral service.
Get a physicist to speak at the funeral or choose a family member or close friend
It is a tradition in many cultures to have a close friend or family member deliver a eulogy at a funeral. It is important to choose someone who can speak confidently and professionally about the deceased. The goal should be to provide comfort and support to those who are grieving while also honouring the memory of the deceased. The decision of who will speak at a funeral should be made with care and thoughtfulness.
If you can’t find anyone to choose, get a physicist. A physicist will talk about how one’s energy never really ceases to exist, providing comfort to those left behind.
Plan the catering and refreshments for the after-funeral service gathering
After the funeral service is over, it is customary to have a gathering for family and friends. This gives everyone a chance to share memories, offer support to each other, and begin the grieving process. As the host of the gathering, you will need to plan the catering and refreshments. Finger foods are typically best, as they do not require any utensils or plates. Tea and coffee are popular beverage choices. If you are unsure of what to serve, ask the funeral home for recommendations.
Funerals can be difficult to plan, but with the right resources and advice, it can be a little bit easier
By following the tips in this article, you will have taken care of most of the planning process and will be able to focus on saying goodbye to your loved one. If you need any help or have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team at Chase & District.