During an already very difficult period, it can be challenging to know where to start in organising a meaningful funeral ceremony to celebrate the life of a loved one who has passed away. There are a lot of resources out there to assist with this and it can be useful to talk through different aspects of the organisation with a funeral director as they will likely be able to use their experience to help.
Read more for some of the initial steps in organising a meaningful funeral ceremony.
Choosing A Venue
One of the first steps in planning a funeral is choosing a venue and date for the ceremony. Typically, a funeral will take place around two weeks after someone has passed away. There are a number of considerations that go into choosing a venue. It may make sense to choose a venue close to family and friends. There may also be venues where there is a personal connection that makes them a natural location for the service.
Deciding An Order Of Service
In addition to forming an important part of the funeral ceremony, doing a reading at a funeral can be an important step in the bereavement process. A funeral service will usually include hymns and prayers in addition to a eulogy, readings and poems. There are instances where it may be too soon after the bereavement for some family and friends to participate in the reading so it is always worth talking this through. Planning the order of service with family and friends is often helpful for support in this process.
Working With A Funeral Director
A funeral director can help with many of the practical arrangements involved in organising a funeral including the arrangements for burials and cremations. Often it can be useful to talk the organisation of a funeral through with a funeral director as a starting point in the planning process and gain an idea of funeral costs. They will also be able to lead the ceremony on the day of the funeral ensuring that the ceremony runs as planned.
Get in Touch
Based in Kirkcaldy, Leslie and Dunfermline, our team at Callum Robertson Funeral Directors is experienced in providing a wide range of funeral services. We understand that organising a funeral for a loved one is difficult, and can assist with funeral arrangements by organising a meaningful and memorable ceremony. To discuss how we can assist with the organisation of a funeral for a loved one contact us by calling 01592 595 000 or email us at email@example.com and we will get back to you.