Planning a funeral
This article will provide you with tips on how you can work with the funeral home to make the funeral planning process go as smoothly as possible
1) Pick the Right Funeral Home
The most important thing that you can do to ensure that you have a positive experience when working with a funeral home is to select the right funeral home for you. Do your research and meet with the funeral director and staff before you commit to a funeral provider. Working with a funeral director that you feel comfortable with, one who is knowledgeable, and whose input you trust is key to a successful relationship.
Trust your gut! If you don’t feel comfortable with a particular funeral home then look elsewhere.
Some individuals may feel that funeral homes are out to take advantage of people in vulnerable situations and charge them far more money than is necessary. This misconception stems from the fact that people do not understand the different products and services that funeral homes provide. When they receive a large bill they can be upset and confused.
2) Ask Lots of Questions
3) Know When to Take a Step Back
Be Prepared, But Not Too Prepared
It is important to understand your role in the funeral planning process so that you can start to gather information and create questions to ask your funeral service provider that will help you make some difficult decisions. If you begin the planning process with no idea about what decisions you have to make, you may be so overwhelmed with new information that you find it extremely difficult to make a decision. However, you don’t want to be so prepared that you have every detail planned out. You may start to second-guess and disregard the advice of the funeral director.
Although you may think that you have priced everything properly and have organized every detail the way you want it, there may be reasons that these arrangements are not practical. It is important to listen to the suggestions provided by the professionals. That is why you hired them.
A positive working relationship with a funeral home can relieve some of your stress during the funeral planning process. It will allow for the funeral or memorial service of your loved one to proceed as smoothly as possible.
A final thought:
Consider Making a Tribute Video
Funerals can be challenging and emotional. SpeechBooth allows attendees to leave words of comfort for the family that they can listen to whenever they want. A videobooth can also use the opportunity when everyone is together to record important stories, memories, and thoughts. To learn more about SpeechBooth for funerals or celebration of life events, visit speechbooth.com/memorial-funeral