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10 Things NOT To Do In A Cemetery

10 Things to Avoid Doing at Cemeteries

In this article, we are going to cover 10 things not to do in a cemetery.

If you’re planning on visiting a cemetery – whether to pay respects to a loved one, or because you’re simply drawn to cemeteries – there is some basic etiquette you should follow.

Let’s get right to it.

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Funeral Reception Etiquette: What to Expect, Say, and Do

Funeral Reception Etiquette Guide

Wondering about proper funeral reception etiquette? The answer is probably “yes” if you’ve just attended the service of a loved one, and now you’re on your way to the reception.

Perhaps you’re at a loss for words following the emotion of the day, and you’re not sure what to expect at the reception. You think it’s going to be a bit more laid back than the funeral, and you’re probably right.

But you still might have some questions about what to say and do at the reception. And of course you need the answers fast. We’re here to help with our funeral reception etiquette guide.

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Funeral Reception Planning Guide (w/ Checklist)

Funeral Reception Planning

Welcome to our funeral reception planning guide, where we will walk with you step-by-step as you plan (and totally pull off!) a beautiful reception.

If you have been tasked with hosting or planning the funeral reception, you probably have a lot of questions.

  1. How exactly do I plan a funeral reception? What’s the first step?
  2. What are some great funeral reception ideas? How can I implement them?
  3. Do I need to serve food at the reception? What are some appropriate menu options?
  4. Where can I plan to have the reception? What are my options?

Today we’re going to be answering these questions and more. Our goal is to help you create an event that is both memorable and fitting to the memory of your loved one and who they were in life.

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17 Best Funeral Songs for Child Loss (Infants, Children, and Teens)

Funeral Songs for Child Loss

Today we’re going to be sharing with you 17 funeral songs for child loss. This is part of our series on the best and most popular funeral songs. You can read the master list here.

Once when I was small, an extended family member had passed away. It got me thinking, for the first time in my young life, about the fragility of life. I remember asking my mom what she would do if something like that ever happened to me.

Her response: “I would cry and cry and never stop for as long as I lived.”

If you have suffered the loss of a child, you understand this statement better than anyone. And when you now have to plan for your child’s funeral, including thinking of the right songs to play at the service, it can make the grieving process that much more difficult.

Parent to parent, we hope that with this list featuring the best funeral songs for child loss – including songs for infants, children and teens – we can take away that burden just a little bit.

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21 Most Uplifting Funeral Songs

21 Most Uplifting Funeral Songs

The 21 Most Uplifting Funeral Songs is part of our series on the best songs for funerals. Read the main article here. In that article you will find a list of the top 100 funeral songs, music sorted by genre, and much more.

When you lose someone you love very much, your heart is broken. It seems as if there is nothing in this world that could possibly lift your spirits when you are grieving. But music has a way of doing just that! Sometimes all it takes is finding the right songs.

Are you looking for an uplifting song to play at the funeral of your loved one? If you and your family would be blessed to hear a happy, upbeat song rather than a sorrowful one, then check out the list below.

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What is a Mausoleum? 9 Things You Need to Know About Mausoleums

9 Things You Need to Know About Mausoleums

What is a mausoleum? What do you need to know about a mausoleum to get a grasp of its history and purpose?

Today we’re answering these questions and more from an objective point of view. We’ll take an in-depth look at the different types of mausoleums (yes, there’s more than one), the meaning and function of a mausoleum crypt, and much more.

So whether you’re new to funeral service, thinking about future planning, or simply curious, you’ve come to the right place to learn more.

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10 Best Funeral Songs for Your Husband

Best Funeral Songs for Your Husband

The 10 Best Funeral Songs for Your Husband is just one part of our comprehensive series featuring the most popular funeral songs ever recorded. To discover even more amazing songs, see here for the main post. Keep reading below to discover the top funeral songs specifically for your husband.

Dealing with the loss of a beloved spouse is one of the most difficult, if not the most difficult, experiences one will ever endure. Added to this grief is the stress of planning for the funeral. One aspect of funeral planning is, of course, choosing the songs for the service.

This by itself can be a daunting task; you want to pick the best songs…songs that will represent not only your husband, but also the life the two of you shared for so long.

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10 Best Funeral Songs for Your Wife

Songs for a Wife's Funeral

This list of the 10 Best Funeral Songs for Your Wife is a part of our series highlighting the most popular funeral songs of all time. If you would like to see our main post, which features hundreds of funeral song ideas, please click here. Keep reading below to discover the top funeral songs for your wife.

Search the World Wide Web for “funeral songs” and you’re bound to found page upon page of song ideas befitting of a final goodbye. While it’s great to have so many options, when you’re in the middle of grieving the loss of your beloved spouse, it can be overwhelming to comb through them all.

We’ve taken the stress out of your search by collecting the 10 best funeral songs we could find that are fitting for the loss of a wife. Whether she loved country music, soft pop, or big band-era sounds, we’ve got you covered.

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How Long After Death is a Funeral Held?

How long after death is a funeral?

Today we are going to help you with the question, How long after death is a funeral held?

You have just received a call from a family member informing you that a loved one has passed away. They are in contact with the funeral director and he or she is already making arrangements to have your loved one transported to the funeral home. They have promised to take care of things from here.

Everything seems to be happening so quickly, in the blink of an eye. But now what? The family starts calling with their condolences and asking when they should come for the service. You don’t even know when that will be! Three days, two weeks?

You probably have many questions. How long after death is a funeral held? How about cremation? What is the best day of the week for the funeral, or time of day? Can I plan a funeral on a Sunday?

Let’s take a look at these questions.

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