By Jitske Memoli
Planning a fine funeral and memorial service for your
loved one is not an easy thing to do amidst all the
misery and sadness everybody is feeling in these very
tough times. But it is important to bid farewell to a
person who means a lot to all of you, and sending him or
her off to another journey should be properly made in
order. Planning is a very essential matter, and should
not be taken for granted.
The unexpected death of a loved one can be a source of
mounting arrears and burden for the family of the
deceased person. Worrying about the memorial services
costs is an added load to the grieving family, which is
a very unfortunate thing to happen.
During the planning process, the family is involved in
every decision that is to be made during the funeral.
Since they are the immediate relatives, it is their
responsibility to make decisions in behalf of the
deceased. These decisions will include the songs to be
played during the memorial service, the venue or place,
what flowers to put, appropriate funeral supplies to be
procured and other related matters. All of these may
cause a rise of disagreements among the family members.
That is why it is important to plan in advance the
person's preferred funeral and memorial service prior
his or her death.
Gruesome as it may sound, but planning your preferred
funeral service is very rational and realistic in these
modern times. Exhausting everybody with last minute
groundwork will take a great deal of time to the
deceased person's family and can cause serious confusion
Planning a funeral will not only involve selecting the
right flowers. The most important aspects are deciding
on your preferred coffin, venue and place, your ideal
funeral service and other funeral supplies you may need.
This is an important event so overlooking small things
like some funeral supplies can cause serious delay and
Total cost may depend on the service you are planning.
You should carefully look into the prices of the coffin,
church or chapel as a venue, flowers and transportation
as well as cemetery services if these all can fit your
If all the financial matter is causing you a great deal
of difficulty grasping and it all sounds complicated to
you, ask the funeral director to help you out about your
budget and available funds.
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