Many people view funeral planning as something super complicated or even a morbid task that they would like to stay far away from. However, there may be a time when we find ourselves planning a funeral, either our own or a loved one’s. As with other events in our live, there are many do’s and don’ts to remember along the way, and as you could guess, you will definitely want to be aware of them prior to planning a funeral.
Please remember that planning a funeral does not have to be complicate. You can keep it simple, if that is what you like. You can express your or your loved one’s wishes without having to stress on the details with the proper help. Here are just a few of the misconceptions many of us have about funerals, and the truth that can help you through the funeral planning process.
1. Planning a funeral is extremely complicated. Planning a funeral does not necessarily have to be complicated. You can have a funeral that is fairly minimalistic without offending anyone and keeping family and loved ones satisfied. You can be over the top, or you can opt for a minimal traditional funeral package. You could ask friends and family to help you plan the funeral, and you should never be afraid to ask your funeral director for help. This is their job. They will easily know why to do and what to expect. They can make your tasks so much easier, so do not be afraid to use them.
2. Planning a funeral has to be time consuming. People immediately seem to assume that a lot of detail has to go into planning a funeral, but as stated earlier, this is not necessarily true. You can go into as many or as little detail as you want for a funeral. You can easily write down a few notes of what you or your loved one would want at their funeral and ask your funeral director to implement them. You can even ask friends and family of your loved one if they want to help you write down some ideas or help you implement them, if you wish. You do not have to plan the funeral alone, and you do not need to take away all of the time you may need to mourn to plan a funeral either.
3. Planning a funeral has to be a morbid, depressing task. Many of us have the idea that funeral has to be morbid and depressing. This also does not have to be true. The new trend in the funeral industry is to have a celebration of life ceremony. These ceremonies allow us to celebrate and honor the lives of our loved ones by remembering the things they did that made them and us happy. Remembering that their life meant something to so many can help us heal in ways we never knew before. So, instead of dwelling on saying goodbye or the loss of their life try to remember the positive impact they had on those around them and how much they meant to everyone.
4. Planning a funeral is something only the elderly face. Remember tomorrow is promised to no one. We do not know when our time will come, and it is best to be prepared for every possibility. You do not want to leave your loved ones holding the bag. Also, if you happen to plan your funeral early, you get to have it exactly planned out as you want, and you will be able to stretch the financial aspects out to meet your needs. Your loved ones will have peace of mind knowing you will get the funeral you truly wanted, and they will get the time to mourn or celebrate your life. It can take a lot of stress off of your family and will help them and you in the end. So, if you have the opportunity to plan your funeral ahead of time, it would be best to do so.
It can be overwhelming trying to plan a funeral. Many of us will be new to the concept and extremely emotional from losing a loved one. Do not be afraid to reach out to your family, friends, funeral director or other funeral professionals to help you. If you loved one has already planned all or some of the funeral, you can rest a little easier. If they have not, do not over stress yourself. Please do not assume that a funeral has to be a huge and complicated event. It can be simple and minimalistic. You do not need to spend a long time planning something to honor your loved one, especially when many funerals follow the same easily planned steps. Remember there are many resources at your disposal, and you should not be afraid to reach out and ask for help.
Information shared by Mobi Medical Supply