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.
Delivering a eulogy at the funeral service of a family member or close friend is an honor, but it's also something that can keep you up the night before as you fret about speaking in public. If you've decided to accept the honor of speaking at the service but want to be as calm and confident as possible, there are a variety of techniques you can use. Most people know about the importance of being prepared and taking deep breaths, but there are other ways that you can feel less nervous, despite the importance of the moment.
It can be extremely difficult to witness a loved one enveloped in the pain that grief causes. You may want to do everything within your power to ease one's suffering after someone they care about passes away. Being there and showing you care at this time is a way to express your love that will always be remembered. The good news is that there are things that can you can do even beyond the funeral that can provide ongoing comfort to your loved one as they face the death in coming days, weeks, and months.