Losing a loved one due to illness or sudden death is a very sad and difficult moment for remaining members of the family. Aside from going through the normal process of grieving, close family or relatives would still be occupied for the next couple of days as they organize the funeral rites of their deceased loved one.
There is no standard set of rules to be followed when preparing for a funeral.
They may also differ in terms of the duration and cultural practices or traditions if there’s any. In some countries a simple funeral usually lasts for 9 days and in some countries they bury the dead within 24 hours.
Below are the things that you should follow when organizing a funeral:
-Get in touch with a trusted funeral home as soon as a family member passed away. Have a conversation with the funeral director and start making arrangements for the funeral.
The cost would usually be based on the following things:
-Length of the funeral. The minimum number of days spent for viewing is usually 3 days. But family members can ask for an extension unless the deceased died from a highly communicable disease which requires the body to be buried immediately.
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-Cost of the casket or urn. The deceased may be buried the traditional way or cremated which is a cheaper and more practical option nowadays.
-Embalming and makeup services. If the wake would last longer than expected, additional cost will be charged for formalin injections.
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2.) Decide on the final date of burial. Gather the whole family and come up with a date. Coordinate with the funeral parlor regarding the necessary paperwork needed to expedite the process. If the family or the deceased doesn’t have any burial plot the funeral director can also help you in facilitating the process.
3.) Settle all remaining balance before the burial date. If the deceased died in the hospital they would ask the family to settle the remaining balance before they can release the death certificate. Without the necessary paperwork the state won’t allow the deceased to be buried.