To lose a person you care for can be a horrible experience and to lose your beloved can be even more so. Love is a beautiful thing but it hurts especially when saying goodbye. As the person who you loved beyond anything in the world, the person who world comfort you through all of life’s difficulties, the person who gave you the courage to face the world and the person whose smile and very existence brightened up your day is no longer there. They have left this world and they have left you to face it alone.
However, it does not change the love you shared. If anything it became more meaningful. The moments you shared will be treasured more and looked at it with fondness and pure love. Therefore it is important that as a sign of the love you shared, you arrange the funeral as well as you can. Here are things to keep in mind so that you can do so.
Report The Death
First thing first, you need to report the death to the necessary authorities. Once the doctor issues the Doctor’s certificate, you need to take this document and all the other information and send it to the Birth, Death and Marriages Registry in your respective state. If you hire a funeral director, after the hospital issues their certificate, they will do the needful for the registry. If you don’t hire one, then you or the one handling the arrangements will need to report the death. Failure to report can result in fines or prison time, so make sure to do this as soon as it happens.
Hire A Funeral Director
It is necessary that you hire Funeral services to handle all the processes. Losing your loved one is painful enough and having to handle every aspect of the funeral can be difficult to do by yourself. Funeral directors will be able to arrange the venue for the wake and purchase a plot at the cemetery. They can also help in embalming your loved one.
Decide On The Type Of Service You Wish To Have
In case you could not speak to your loved one about what type of service they would like to have, then it is up to you to decide. Think about the kind of person your loved one was and then choose the service that suits them best. You can have one before the burial or cremation, or choose a graveyard service where the service will be held near the grave or go for a memorial where the service will be held after the burial.
Decide On The Funeral Items That Will Be Needed.
From the types of flowers to be used to the coffin and the gravestone, you have a lot of decisions to make. Once again with this, try to make it around the person themselves. It would be a fitting tribute to have their favourite flowers and maybe a personal quote or something you found precious about the person to be engraved in their stone.
A funeral is after all the final goodbye. So it should be a tribute to the person your loved one was.