Planning a funeral is a sad and tragic thing to do; however, it is something that almost all of us will have to do at least once in our lifetime. Planning a funeral is something that can be done by one person; however, it often takes a combination of family members. No matter who is in charge of funeral planning it is an important process where a number of factors should be considered.
One of the main reasons why funeral planning involves a number of individuals is because it allows everyone, or almost everyone, to be satisfied with the choices. One of the most important choices in funeral planning is the decision to have a body buried in a casket or cremated. There are many individuals who are against cremation while others are for it. This is why it is extremely important to have family input when making this important funeral planning decision.
Perhaps one of the most important decisions in funeral planning is the casket or urn that is selected. This is an important funeral planning decision because the remains of a loved one will forever be buried or stored in the item that was selected. There are many funeral caskets that have detachable pieces. These caskets are a popular choice among family members because it allows them to keep a piece of the casket as a family memento.
Thanks to the invention of burial urns it is now possible for even cremated remains to be buried underground in a cemetery. Whether a casket or a burial urn is being used, a cemetery will have to be selected. There are many families who prefer to have their loved one's remains buried in a cemetery with previously deceased family members or in a cemetery that is close to their home.
Before a cemetery burial occurs it is likely that calling hours or a funeral service may be planned. These two events are used to give family, friends, and co-workers the opportunity to mourn and pay their respects to the individuals who passed away and the family that was left behind. While many funeral services and calling hours are open to the public it is possible to have a private service. This is an important funeral planning decision that should involve multiple family members.
Whether the service is private or public, locations will have to be selected to host the funeral service and calling hours. It is not uncommon for a funeral home to host the calling hours and a church to cost the church related funeral services. Many times a funeral home that has been used in the past is selected. Many times the church that is used in a church service is one that has a past with the family or friends of the deceased.
As previously mentioned, funeral planning is a process that almost all individuals must do at least once in their lifetime. If this is your first time planning a funeral or assisting some who is planning one you are encouraged to take the above mentioned items into consideration when making important funeral planning decisions.