The death of a loved one is one of the most traumatic and stressful experiences that life can throw you. Not only are you grappling with your grief and all the complicated and heavy emotions associated with it, but you also have to deal with the logistical matters of laying your loved one to rest. Making plans for a funeral, memorial service, burial, ceremony, or any other kind of service can add loads of stress to your already full plate.
It’s important to take a step back and remember what matters most. You are doing all of this to honor your loved one.
So you must always keep his/her wishes in mind at all times. If your loved one was not vocal about their specification wishes for burial or cremation services, you will have to use your best judgment. A funeral planner or funeral home director can help answer any of your questions and assist you in making a choice that feels good for your loved one and their remaining family members.
This video explains some of your rights during the funeral planning process. It’s important to understand what you’re getting into before taking on a responsibility of this nature. This video can help ease some of your worries and make you feel more prepared for what’s ahead.