Accepting help and support in planning a funeral
Many details go into a funeral service to honor your loved one. Our staff will be here for you to make all of the arrangements. Sometimes, family and friends offer to help as well. Here are a few roles and tasks that can be accomplished by family, friends or professionals:
- Officiating the service - a pastor, religious official or celebrant preside over the service
- Readers and musicians
- Guestbook attendant
- Escort for elderly guests
- Host for out-of-town guests
- Clean-up crew for the reception
All of these tasks require different skill sets and talents, and more may arise as you continue the planning process. After talking with family and friends, you can decide who has the best skills for each job. Remember, you are providing them with an opportunity to support you through a difficult time, and perhaps find a measure of healing themselves.
Here are some tasks that our staff will assist you with:
- Creating a slideshow of family photos to play before and after the service and during the visitation
- Creating a memorial program to hand out to guests at the service
- Arranging flowers sent by friends and family
- Writing the obituary and newspaper notice
Planning a funeral can be overwhelming, but relying on our team of professionals and friends and family can ease the stress.