Posted on: 19 April 2017Share
If you have lost a loved one, or are in the process of losing a loved one, you are probably wondering what you can do to prepare yourself and plan the funeral. People don't generally think about funerals, because it is something that you hopefully don't have to worry about. But when tragedy hits it is important that you educate yourself on funerals and how to make it the best experience possible. Here are some questions to ask.
Does The Family Need A Meeting Place To Grieve?
Many people wonder if they should cremate or bury a loved one. There are lots of things to consider when choosing how to honor the body. If you have children or family who would like to visit a site to give respects and connect with their passed loved one, a grave side is ideal. This provides many family members with the chance to honor their loved one on holidays, when they are feeling lonely, and to know that there is a place that they can go to be close to the loved one.
In some cases, when you have an adult who has specific wishes, they might decide that they want their ashes spread somewhere or kept a certain place. If this is the case, just know that it will be harder to find a place to "be" with your loved one.
Is There Large Family and Friends Who Want To Honor The Individual?
Deciding whether to of a large funeral, a memorial, a wake or just a close family gathering is up to the family and the individual. If your loved one was a very influential person in the community, you should hold a funeral where people can come and grieve together. It is important that you provide a venue and service where family and friends can come together to grieve a loved one. If you only do a graveside service and have 200 people show up, it could be a problem. Since people can't hear what it is being said, are not able to participate in the services and so forth. Thus, make sure that the service that you choose for the loved one reflects the needs of the family and friends, and involves everyone who would like to participate.
By asking yourself these two questions you can choose how best to go about end of life preparations, burial services, and a funeral.