Why are the funeral and memorial services done? It is a chance for close friends and family to gather together to think of the person who got deceased sharing soothing words to console each other.
Planning a funeral process is not an easy task since it is both emotional, exhausting and based on the time we have to plan based on whether a person is ill and in deathbed or post death. To have an idea on funeral care have a look at http://funeralcare.com.au/
There are few conclusions to arrive before deciding on funeral service either preparing yourself for the funeral or for your loved ones based on what they wish. This site might help you in arriving at better conclusions knowing on what to do soon after a death. https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/subjects/what-do-following-death
The first thing to decide is how to dispose of the body and the second thing is how to honor their life.
Method Of Disposition:
1. Burial: It is the traditional method.
-Below ground→ burying in a cemetery plot or gravesite
-Above ground→ Kept in a mausoleum.
2. Green Burial: Just to reduce the impact of dead bodies in an environment few people go for natural options.
3. Cremation: In this process, the body is reduced using high heat so the bones are broken down into ashes. These ashes can then be kept as a symbol of remembrance or can be dumped in an urn and buried.
4. Alkaline Hydrolysis: Many are not even aware of this process, which involves creating without flame by using pressure and converting to liquid and bone pieces.
In recent times, funeral services are done in a personalized though few still prefer the “traditional funeral”. The Personalized funeral is done portraying the lifetime of the dead person irrespective of the form of disposition. Though comforting each other and cherishing the days spent with the deceased person is the motto of service there is a way of send-off, which each person prefers to follow.
I have personally been to a number of funeral services, which happened in a church or funeral home, but it can also be done in a public place with eulogy and music.
Presence Of Body:
Irrespective of how the body is disposed of, it is up to us to decide whether the body should be present for people to see or to have a service later without the body present.
What to Offer:
People tend to send flowers to express their heartfelt condolence but in recent times people have an alternate option of choosing a charitable organization on behalf of the deceased. You should be clear on the mode of payment in that case on how the money should be sent and whom it should be sent either a hospital that cared for or for a cause which leads to your loved one’s death or the non-profit organization they were supporting.
Funeral Planning Research:
After all the above is decided, we have to look for funeral providers who can help with funeral service and provide necessary information on the process to follow based on our requirements and help us in getting an official death certificate.
If the payment is more than an advance can be paid initially to the provider and later the remaining can be paid taking money from personal savings, Insurance etc.. And on the other side can be paid in installments also.
Dreams Come True:
Last but not the least, if you are a well-planned person and you have a wish on how your final good-bye should look like make your closed ones aware of it so they will what you wished for. If you could sense your death in forthcoming days and you have made necessary arrangements for your funeral then hand over the payment and important documents to your loved ones.