What Funeral Homes Can Offer You and Your Loved Ones
The first thing to consider after a close friend or loved one passes away is when to have the funeral service, visitation, and burial service. Generally speaking, the funeral service and visitation should be held at the most a week after the passing of your loved one, but this time period can vary based on several different factors. For example, the time of the service may depend on where other family and friends are in the world at the time of your loved one's death. If, for example, a son or daughter is far away and it may take a long time to get back to the place where the service will be held, the funeral may be extended a few weeks or even months.
Many people in this day and age are waiting a few months to remember passed loved ones, preferring to have a memorial service instead of an actually visitation or wake, funeral service and formal burial in a cemetery. This is of course up to the close loved ones of the deceased, and it is a personal and family choice.
There are other arrangements that will need to be made before the visitation and funeral service are set up s well. Someone will need to announce the death of the person in the paper or online by writing up an obituary or having an obituary written. A place for the after funeral get together will need to be arranged, including food and drinks for the people in attendance. The funeral flowers will also need to be collected, and often this can be arranged by the funeral home director who may already have ties with a florist in the area.
Remember, the death of a loved one or close friend is a very difficult time for everyone involved. Find a funeral home who can service you and your family in a thoughtful and caring way, and it will make the whole process a lot easier.