Funeral arrangements: What to do

 

The death of a family member finds you filled with grief. The person that you loved so much is gone forever and there is no way to get them back.  If only you had taken advantage of time instead of working hours at an end. The more important the loss is, the more intense the suffering will be. As hard as it may be, you need to get over yourself and see to your responsibilities. There are numerous things to attend to, such as the funeral. A burial involves thousands of decisions and you’ll soon become overwhelmed. We hope that the following information will make this difficult time easier for you.

Get in touch with a funeral director

So, you’re probably not familiar with the word funeral director. But you do know what an undertaker or mortician is. Well, they all mean the same thing. The funeral director is the person that oversees the ceremony for the dead. More precisely, they arrange for the transportation of the deceased, prepares the body for burial, submit the necessary paperwork, and help plan the funeral. Either the doctor or the ambulance will provide you a name. The first meeting will be a lengthy one, as the funeral director will want to know where you want the service, at what time it should be, if you want cremation or burial, etc. The good news is that the discussion takes place in your home, so you don’t have to travel long distances

Orchestrate the funeral

Special attention needs to be paid to the memorial service. You get to celebrate the life of your loved one only once. Since the funeral isn’t burdened to social expectations, you can do pretty much what you want. If you want to be thorough and organized, use these tips:

  • Announce the death of the family member – your relative had an impact on many people’s lives. The right thing to do is let them know of the person’s passing away. How? you can use social media, but this isn’t a recommended course of action. You should better place a notice in the newspaper or break the news yourself.
  • Select music for the funeral – silence is the worst thing, which is why you need music. Visit this link for funeral music: https://www.melodyloops.com/music-for/funeral/. Don’t have an organist play classical music. Choose something from the deceased’s favorites or opt for something peaceful. Music will help you and your loved ones get through the grieving process.
  • Prepare yourself emotionally – participating in the service is obligatory. But how will you refrain from crying or passing out? By preparing yourself ahead of time. Don’t pay too much attention to what you’re going to wear. What’s important is your state of mind. If you have people that you can lean on, don’t hesitate to do it. That is what they are for. You’re not as strong as you think you are. If you do feel like crying, then cry. Crying will help you eliminate the stress hormones. You will feel better afterward.