No one wants to plan or facilitate a funeral. Who would want to celebrate this type of gathering, obviously no one? But since this is a normal thing and something that most people cannot avoid, there is no other choice but to plan and get through with this unfortunate circumstance. Planning a funeral is no joke because of the emotional stress one is going through. Who would volunteer to facilitate? Everyone understands that on this unfortunate event, no one would want to move and get themselves busy with the whole preparation thing. But to get everything ready, it is recommended that you create a checklist of the things you need to do to avoid missing anything along the way.
The first thing that should be on the checklist is to visit the funeral homes around the place. There may be couple of funeral homes around the block. Check on the packages, rates and other options to get the ideal deal that suits your budget and requirement. Choose the package that would work well for you. it would be best if you could choose the one that offers services like dressing the deceased, placing all important details of the funeral in the obituary, service stationery and food preparation.
The next thing that should be on your checklist is to figure out the type of burial you would want or your family would prefer for your deceased loved one. The choice would just be between casket and cremation. If you and your family prefer to see the whole body of your loved one until the day you close the coffin, then the first option would be a good idea. However, there are instances that the deceased loved one had left a note or planned ahead about the type of burial he or she wants. If the latter wants a cremation, the place where the ashes would be stored or placed should be discussed by family members. The ashes can be place in an urn or crypt. There are some who also throw the ashes of the deceased loved one in the open sea and just do the catering and final ceremony at the seashore.
The attendance you want for the burial is another thing to finalize. If you want something solemn and personal then it’s better to limit the number of people around. Your other friends and relatives would certainly understand your decision as they know what you are going through.
Now it’s time to pay attention to other details like the flowers for the burial. Like in other type of occasions, flowers play a very significant role in paying respect to the loved one who passed away. Although their presence will not make everything right just having them around will make all lighter and easier. Thanks to technology, people can just order their choices online from the different shops that cater to this need. One can just go online, check on the available packages and pick his or her choice.
Aside from checking the kinds of flowers and delivery arrangements, it’s also important that you include the funeral flower options to your checklist. Choose from casket flowers, funeral wreaths, standing sprays and floor bouquets and baskets. The type of flowers you choose would eventually make a difference but the arrangement you choose could also make everything much lighter to bear. Keep in mind that these funeral flowers are part of your ways to give tribute to the family member who just passed away.