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Planning a Funeral

Hello, my name is Damian. Until last year, I had never planned a funeral. However, when both of my parents passed away within weeks of each other, I suddenly had to plan two. I was experiencing such grief that I didn't know where to start. Thankfully, my friend put me in touch with a fantastic funeral home who guided me through the entire process. They looked after the bodies, recommended a church and helped to arrange transport for guest. I decided to start this blog to help others who need to plan a funeral. I hope you find the information useful.

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Organizing a funeral

When bereavement happens, there is a lot to be done under the emotional strain caused by the loss. It helps to have someone who can handle all the logistics and technicalities that are required in giving your loved one a fitting sendoff. Funeral directors are skilled in organizing a fitting farewell for your loved ones. Services a funeral director can provide for you Taking care of the body of the deceased - Funeral directors are licensed and trained to clean and prepare the body of the deceased.

The Importance of Funeral Planning

Grief is hard and difficult and painful; and it is during the period when grief is most raw that people are often tasked with creating a goodbye fitting for the life of someone they loved. In the midst of emotion and sadness following the death of a loved one, planning a funeral service that encompasses everything needed can seem like an insurmountable task. And, whilst someone may have previously planned for their funeral in advance of their death, this is not the case for many people; leaving loved ones to make the necessary funeral arrangements following their bereavement.

Unique Funeral Ideas to Discuss With a Funeral Director

When preplanning your own funeral or arranging a funeral for someone in the family, you may want it to be a bit personal and unique. A funeral should be a time for mourning and remembering the deceased, but it doesn't need to be just a generic eulogy and nothing more, as this may not be enough to really honour someone who is gone. Note a few simple but very personal ideas you might discuss with a funeral home director, so you can make this occasion unique to everyone attending.

Attending A Christian Orthodox Funeral Service? Ways To Maintain Etiquette During Your Attendance

There are certain divisions and variations in the Orthodox Church with each division following its founders' cultures. However, certain beliefs remain the same throughout the church, especially concerning death. Orthodoxy views death as the separation of the deceased soul from his or her body. Since the body of a Christian is regarded as a Temple of the Holy Spirit, it is usually considered sacred. For this reason, whenever an Orthodox Christian dies, great respect is often paid to the body.

Tips for Choosing Cemetery Monuments During Funeral Pre-Planning

When you sit down and begin the funeral pre-planning process, you may think of certain aspects first. For example, you may think about the actual burial costs along with the casket fees. You may also think about the service type you want, music, and if you want online options for your funeral. What you may not think about during your first pre-planning stages are your cemetery monument options. Here are some tips for choosing the right cemetery monument during your funeral pre-planning and incorporating it into your financial planning.