If you recently had a loved one pass away, and you are in the midst of planning for a funeral service to memorialize their life, you may be concerned about the reactions guests will have as they attend to say their goodbyes. Many friends and family members of someone who passes away will display signs of sadness, or perhaps even anger, when attending a funeral service or wake. Here are some steps you can take to help keep those attending from becoming publicly embarrassed should their emotions get a hold of them during a funeral.
A loved one's obituary is probably going to be one of the hardest things that you feel compelled to write. Yes, it is your opportunity to tell the world anything special and significant about the person, but the weight of this responsibility can add stress to an already difficult time. Nowadays, nearly every obituary is written to be placed online. Even if it will also be placed in a newspaper, an online version is likely to be requested by the newspaper and/or funeral home.
As you create your funeral pre-plan, one consideration to have is that the funeral home has adequate grief support for your family. After you pass away, your family members may respond to their loss in a number of ways. The grief support services in the funeral home will help them through their loss. Investigate what your chosen funeral home offers for grief support and decide whether it is sufficient for your family.
With prices of funerals rising all the time – coupled with so much emotion involved in the process of planning one – it can be easy to let it break the bank. But if you're on a budget, it's important to know how you can save money and avoid some of the financial pitfalls of making funeral arrangements. Here are 5 top ways to keep any memorial on a budget.
Funeral directors receive many questions about funeral etiquette. It is especially difficult for those who weren't close to the family but want to share their condolences and say goodbye to a friend or colleague. Here are four tips to maintain proper funeral etiquette, regardless of who you are saying goodbye to.
You Don't Need to Wear All Black
Unless it has been specifically requested by the family or the deceased, all black isn't a requirement or expected for funerals anymore.