Many will agree that we need to talk more openly about what happens when someone dies. As uncomfortable as it may seem, funeral directors have a lot of knowledge that they can share with grieving family members that can make the process of dealing with a loved one’s passing a bit easier.
Funeral directors prefer you understand what their job entails and are open to questions about the funeral process. There are many misconceptions so read on the find out what they’d like you to know.
Funeral Directors are Approachable
Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t impolite to discuss things with a funeral director nor is it wrong to be curious about death. Talking to a funeral director is the best way to ensure that the funeral turns out how the deceased would have wanted it.
Being open with a funeral director about what they can do to best assist you is important. It may even help to talk to the director about the life of the deceased, who they were, and some of the memories you have of them.
Not only can this be therapeutic for you, it helps the funeral director better understand the deceased, thus filling in a few missing details when it comes to organizing the actual funeral.
Furthermore, it’s acceptable to ask about what happens when someone is embalmed, cremated or whatever else may be on your mind concerning the process.
Non-Traditional Funerals May Be Encouraged
These days, more and more people are opting for a non-traditional funeral. Gone are the days that there are only a few ways to organize a funeral and everything else is in poor taste. Funeral directors are aware of this and can actually encourage you to customized the funeral proceedings to fit the deceased’s personality and interests.
The point here is that there is not only one way to do things. A traditional funeral is, of course, preferred by some, while others need to have other options.
Whether you prefer a quiet affair at home or want to have the funeral soon after your loved one’s passed, the choice is yours. Perhaps you’re not big on the tradition of burial and want to know more about cremation. With the help of a funeral director, look into all of your options and know that they’re experienced in dealing with grief on many different levels.
Death and Decisions
A funeral director can assist with the necessary legal paperwork and death certificate and advise you in all that needs to be done for coordinating the funeral, graveside service or cremation. For instance, they can help you with music selection, decide whether an open or closed casket is advisable depending on your circumstances and
Regardless of your method of celebration, it’s nice to know that someone will be there for you through it all. If you need anything, from caskets to urns to obituaries, feel free to contact us.
As a private and family-owned funeral provider, Mile High Mortuary & Cremation Service offers traditional funeral and cremation services with over 30 years experience in assisting families during their time of need.