Tips For Those Responsible For Planning A Funeral


The death of a loved one can be one of the most shocking and emotionally jarring experiences that you can suffer. When your family has suffered a death, you may find that you are the one that is responsible for making the final arrangements for the deceased.

Avoid Letting Guilt Determine Your Funeral Sevices

It can be easy for individuals to feel a tremendous amount of guilt when they are arranging a funeral for a loved one. Often, these individuals will feel stress and guilt at the thought of being unable to afford to give their loved one the funeral that they deserved. However, it is important to realize that your loved one would likely want you to respect your financial limits when planning these events to avoid undue stress. For those that find that they are unable to control these feelings, it may be beneficial to seek temporary grief counseling as you work your way through this experience.

Appreciate That You Can Request Itemized Quotes From Any Potential Funeral Service

You may assume that it will be extremely difficult to effectively compare the costs of different funeral homes. Often, this will be due to a misplaced belief in assuming that the quotes from these services will be very ambiguous. However, these service providers are required to offer potential clients fully itemized quotes that will clearly outline each cost so that you can know exactly where your money is going for the service.

Know That You Can Avoid The Need To Transport The Body To The Funeral Home

People that are in the process of arranging a funeral for one of their loved ones may be worried that they will need to transport the body to the funeral home. However, funeral homes will provide their clients with transportation services. When using these services, the funeral home will send a vehicle to claim the body from the morgue. Before the funeral home can claim the body, you will need to sign a release so that the hospital will allow the body to be picked up by the funeral provider.

The funeral planning process can be a very unpleasant task for those that find themselves needing to do it. Yet, it may be easier to make wise decisions through understanding the importance of not letting guilt control your budget, requesting an itemized quote and signing a release of the funeral service to claim the body from the morgue.


26 July 2017

Understanding The Funeral Planning Process

Hi everyone, my name is Sari Blakenship. My first time visiting a funeral home was an extremely comforting experience. Although I was blindsided by the death of my loved one, the funeral director helped me through the planning process without taking advantage of my grief. I was allowed to work at my own pace to cope with the grief in a healthy way. I was never rushed or pressured, despite the necessary timeline. Whenever I couldn't move forward, the funeral director held my hand and offered words of comfort. I would like to share each step of the funeral planning process to help others through this difficult process. Planning a funeral takes a lot of thought and time during a particularly difficult period. Please visit whenever you need a hand.