People deal with a rollercoaster of emotions when a loved one dies, and it’s never easy especially if it’s a sudden passing. Aside from grief, one of the most important aspects one has to deal with is the funeral.
It can be stressful and confusing especially if unplanned, but it helps in the grieving process when arranged properly.
Here’s what to do if you’re dealing with loss but want to ensure that the funeral arrangement goes well.
Choose the right funeral service provider
Are you having a hard time looking for the proper mortuary here in Ogden or are you torn between a traditional burial service and a cremation?
The first thing to do is to look for a funeral service provider that’ll answer all your questions, cater to your specific needs, and help you decide the type of funeral arrangement that will best serve your deceased loved one.
Notify those close to the deceased
Once the services are in place, you now have to inform other relatives and close friends of the deceased about the schedule. It is the family’s decision as to how many should be present during the memorial service, but you should not invite all especially if you opt for a private ceremony.
Putting a notice online or in newspapers of your loved one’s passing is also an option.
Assign roles for the funeral services
Talk to the relatives of the deceased as to who will be the pallbearers or the person assigned for reading the scripture and the eulogy. You may also want to appoint a committee that’ll take care of the flowers, the funeral songs, and the photos you want to be displayed.
Display a guestbook
Having a guestbook is part of the funeral arrangement to acknowledge those who paid their respects to your deceased loved one. After the funeral, you may want to send thank you cards or host a gratitude dinner.
Dealing with the loss of a loved one is indeed a trying time. But with some help, it becomes more bearable.