We know it’s a difficult time for everyone. However, when someone dies, you need to take care of some things, including the funeral. To help, we’ll take you through the steps of arranging a service, from deciding on the final disposition to handling administrative matters.
It all starts with deciding on how the remainder will be handled. Do you want an earth burial? Above-ground burial? Or Cremation? Consider the person’s personality and recall if there are any request.
Choose a Location
If you are planning a burial, the next thing that you need to decide is where it will take place. The pre-service could be in a church, in your house or in the chapel near the ceremony. Just make sure that the place is near to your friends and relatives so they can easily go to the area and send their sympathy to you.
Choose the Type of Service You’ll Have
After you choose on how to send off the remains, decide the type of the ceremony you will have. In choosing a service, you need to consider your budget and your needs. If you are planning to have pre-funeral or post-service events, you need to consult the experts before choosing any type.
Order of the Service
The choice of order of service will vary on your personal preference. You can do the eulogy first or have a time for reflection. Some start the funerals with prayers and/or words of comfort and encouragement concluding with a shared verse.
Estate, Financial and Administrative Matters
Following the service, the will, possessions and affairs of the deceased must be put in order. You should also cancel all the subscriptions and any membership fee. Talk to a lawyer to help you with these matters.