What is a funeral viewing? And how does it compare to a wake, or the actual funeral itself? At its most basic, the viewing allows family members one more chance to see – and say goodbye – to a departed loved one.
Losing a loved one is a highly emotional and an extremely challenging experience. The grieving process aside, there are so many questions to be answered and so many plans to be made. Here we will focus on the question “Can you have a funeral 2 days after death?”.
There are also some important considerations to keep in mind when you are making the final arrangements and, as a seasoned funeral director, I’d like to lend my experience to make this time less stressful for you and your family.
Here’s a frequent question fielded by funeral directors: Do funeral homes keep fingerprints on file?
After all, law enforcement agencies aren’t the only ones interested in fingerprints. But if not for identity purposes or required by state law, why would anyone want a fingerprint of their loved one?
When a loved one dies, it can be such a stressful and lonely time. There are so many decisions to be made, and none of them will be easy.
When you’ve just gone through a life changing ordeal, you don’t want to make any sudden and potentially bad choices that could affect the rest of your life negatively.
Jeans are a staple in most people’s wardrobes. People spend anywhere from $20.00 – $300.00 on a nice pair of jeans, and they expect to be able to wear them to most functions. Especially in recent years.
Jeans are also acceptable to wear to the office at many companies (not just on “casual Friday.”)
I’ve even heard of funeral homes that allow the funeral director to dress in a nice pair of jeans and a collared shirt for the guys, and an appropriate blouse for the ladies.
Asking for donations after a death can be awkward. So today, we’re partnering with the leading (free!) funeral crowdfunding sites to show you the best way to ask for donations for a funeral.
There’s been a death in the family, and you find yourself making funeral arrangements. You want to do it well, but you know there is going to be a financial burden.
Perhaps the death was sudden and unexpected, or perhaps you simply don’t have the resources to cover the costs of the funeral.
What do you do?
How long can the funeral home hold the body? This is a question that is asked often and for various reasons.
Every family’s circumstances will look different at the time of their loved one’s death. Some may be prepared for it, while others are sadly not.
They may not have had time to make decisions like whether to cremate or have a traditional burial. To have a graveside funeral service, celebration of life, home funeral, or wake.
When it comes to cremating your beloved fur baby, you want to know the ins and outs of how pet cremation services work.
Is cremation the right choice? How much does it cost? What’s the process like? Is there a certain type of cremation that is best? How long does it take? Are they really my pet’s ashes that I get back?
Hearses are vehicles that take people for their final ride. That’s one of the the most straightforward answers we can give, anyway.
Everyone has questions about the death industry, and it’s perfectly natural to wonder about macabre curiosities (and sometimes practical necessities) such as hearses.
Sometimes the questions we have (especially questions about the cremation process) can be a bit weird, but we still need to ask them.
Thankfully, we have the internet!
You probably have a bunch of odd, quirky questions about cremation, and that’s completely normal.
How does cremation work?
Do bodies sit up during cremation?
What happens to the teeth, internal organs, casket?
Do dead bodies scream during cremation?
Is there a smell?