Funerals are emotionally overwhelming scenarios. Since the family loses a loved one it becomes a daunting task to manage and complete the funeral service on their own. Every bit of the event planning reminds the family of the loved one which torments them. To handle such an emotional and sensitive ceremony it is important to have a Funeral Director who understands the grieving situation and ensures that the services are conducted in a humble and peaceful way without any chaos or confusion.
Initiating the Funeral process
When the family makes the first call to the funeral home a Funeral Director guides them through the formalities. The family must complete the formalities by providing the details of the deceased, address, contact number, time of death, information about the hospital or physician, etc. The Funeral director then makes arrangements to help in the movement of the body to the funeral home. The funeral home team starts the process of embalming, cleaning, clothing, hairdressing, restoration, and cosmetology. The funeral director takes charge of managing the paperwork and completes the formalities that form as prerequisites to perform the burial service. Along with the formalities he or she posts advertisements in the local newspapers of the death and funeral service. They organize the visitation ceremony, set the funeral location, etc.
Organizing the Service
Completing the arrangements promptly and peacefully is something that is a priority for funeral directors. They ensure nothing is missed in the ceremony and all elements and aspects are covered because it can’t be redone. The funeral director also makes sure that the family traditions and values are performed without any confusion. The family members play a critical role in mentioning everything they wish to include to honor the deceased. The funeral director does the tasks like printing cards, guest register books, memorial notes, and flyers of the prayer agenda and the program. They ensure that all the guests and church associations are informed and hold the service as per the family’s preference.
Taking responsibility for after-service requirements
The main challenge that arises is after the service when the families need to handle everything alone. Thanks to the services of the funeral directors this challenge is quietly and gently taken care of by them. They ensure that the guests leave with sincere prayers in the memorial service and remember the family who lost their loved one. They complete the formalities of getting the death certificate which is very important to the family in the future to go for settlement of final affairs. The funeral directors also help in sending information to the banks and legal departments like Social Security Administration.
The family will need support in handling one of the major events of life as it is wrapped around grief, sentiments, and emotional turbulence. The funeral directors ensure that the family doesn’t get caught up in the tangible stuff too much. They help them to say their prayers and offer honorable service to loved one they have lost. A funeral director has the knowledge, mental strength, and wisdom to deal with the challenges and support the family through the emotional journey.