Preparing a funeral service for a loved one will be one of the most upsetting and distressing things you will ever have to do, but you will obviously want to do your loved one proud, and give them a send off that they would have been proud of. Preparing a funeral service however, is far easier said than done, and if you’re like most people, you probably won’t have had any prior experience in the matter. Don’t worry however, with a little help from the right sources, you can still plan a funeral service that the deceased would have been proud of, and you and other attendees of the service can mourn the deceased and remember them as they will have wanted to be remembered. For those of you who are preparing a funeral service, or who will be in the near future, here are some helpful tips.GET A QUOTE
It doesn’t matter when your loved one wanted to be cremated, buried, or anything else, obviously the last thing they would have wanted would be for you to spend a small fortune on an expensive wooden burial coffin. They will have wanted for you to live the rest of your life financially secure, and when it comes to saving money, cremation coffins are by far the much better investments. Cremation coffins cost much less than burial coffins, and there is no law stating that they have to be used specifically for cremations either.
Some people tend to have viewings and wakes on separate days to the actual funeral, when in reality this is far from ideal. To begin with, it is much more expensive because if you are paying by hour, by having a viewing the night before the funeral service, you will end up paying more. What’s more, it drags out the mourning process, which is the exact opposite from what you want, as it is often closure that people want from a funeral.
If you are allowing friends/relatives to view the body before you say goodbye, make sure you view the body yourself to make sure that it looks how you want it to look. You want your loved one to look as you will have expected them to look, and you will want them to look how people may have remembered them, so make sure you see them first just to make sure there aren’t any nasty surprises in store.
A wake is fantastic way of saying goodbye to a loved one, and a wake is actually a happy affair designed to help people return to normality after saying goodbye to a loved one. When preparing a funeral service, rather than having outside caterers cater for the wake, why not cater the wake yourself, and recruit friends and family members to help you along the way? This is not only very cost efficient, it is also a great way of bringing people together, plus it helps protect you in case the caterers encountered any problems and had to let you down at the last minute.GET A QUOTE