When a loved one passes on, it can be difficult for life to return to normal. Planning a funeral service can easily be the last thing on anyone’s mind during this period, but it’s important for a number of reasons. Funerals serve as a way to say goodbye to our loved ones, and is a time when all friends, family members, and other guests can come together, remember who they lost, and share fond memories.
Grief and other negative feelings associated with loss are normal reactions. Finding support in close friends and family can help by showing you that you’re not alone. Working together to plan the funeral service makes it a much more positive experience, letting you enjoy your memories with loved ones instead of dwelling on them alone. These steps will help you plan a funeral service for your loved one:
- Meet with friends and family
Let more people be involved with the service—this will make you feel supported during your time of grief. You can also discuss specific arrangements that may have been requested by the deceased.
- Speak with funeral home staff
As your loved one’s final resting place, it’s important that you choose a beautiful and inviting funeral service and burial location. Contact different homes in your area and ask staff about their services. Keep positive memories of your loved one in mind in order to create a truly special and honorable service.
- Choose speakers
Many people pick religious figures to conduct the service, but it all depends on your own personal preferences and beliefs. You’ll also want to choose someone to give a eulogy and other additional speakers you may want.
At San Mateo’s Skylawn Memorial Park, we want to help make this stressful time more relaxing by creating a peaceful, memorable funeral or memorial service for your loved one. Visit us online or call us at (650) 349-4411 to learn more.