Gardening, Photography & Home-Cooking are just a few of what I love doing!

Gardening, Photography & Home-Cooking are just a few of what I love doing!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Funeral Home

There are so many emotions surrounding the loss of a loved one, which can make it hard to think straight about the things that need to happen. One of the biggest things you need to be planning is the funeral. Planning a funeral can be super hard, which is why it's so important for you to find a quality funeral home to assist you. This post will list some questions you should be asking funeral homes before you make a final decision.

How many people can the chapel of the funeral home hold? This can be a tricky question sometimes, as different funeral homes often have many different seating arrangements. Typically, the funeral home will have one or two large chapels in which large bodies of people can gather. They'll also have an option to have adjoining rooms open to each other in order to create a more homely feel to the funeral. Discuss your options with the funeral home director to see which option works best for you and your family.
Always ask about handicap access, especially when an older crowd is involved. You'll want to make sure all of your guests are comfortable and able to function normally during the funeral.

Where is the funeral home located? This becomes important when you have many people not familiar with the area coming to the funeral. A prominent funeral home should be easily accessible from freeways and major roads.
Does the funeral home offer any sort of printed or multimedia options? Videos and slide show presentations are becoming more and more popular to show during funerals and can add a very nice, personal touch to the services. Many times, the funeral home will also print programs and guest books for you as well.

Is the funeral home decorated well and is it cheerful? A funeral home is a very important event. As such, the decor of the funeral home should be bright and tasteful, which hopefully mirrors the actual funeral services. If the funeral home is drab and dull, it might not be the best environment in which to hold services.

These questions will help you narrow down your choices among all the funeral homes that are out there and help you have the best funeral service you can get without all the stress that goes behind it.

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