In the United States, there are many different types of funeral services. It can be difficult to keep them all straight in your head, or even to differentiate between the various terms.
In this article, we hope to shed some light on 10 of the most common types of funeral services and related events in the English-speaking world. We’ll list and define each ceremony, and also add some detail on what to expect at each of them.
In this article, we’re going to answer the question, “Should I attend both the wake and the funeral?” In doing so, we’ll tell you what these two memorial events are and talk about the difference between a wake and a funeral.
Let’s say that someone you know has just passed away. You are planning on going to the funeral, and perhaps attending the viewing the night before. Then you receive a call or email from the family of the deceased. They provide you additional details for the wake.
Funeral planning isn’t something you do every day.
You probably feel totally overwhelmed. Your emotions are all over the place, people are calling and texting, and there’s a thousand little decisions to make.
Often what ends up happening is that you simply take the advice of the funeral home. It’s just easier.
But… what if there were easy ways to make the service more meaningful and personal? What if there were options that could save the estate thousands of dollars?
Whether you’re reacting to an immediate need, helping a friend, or planning ahead for the future, all it takes is a few steps now and you will save yourself and your loved ones loads of time, money, and stress.
In this article, we’re going to talk about how to arrange a cremation.
Once you or your loved one has decided on cremation as the best option for final disposition, the next steps are to arrange for the actual cremation to take place. Here is a step-by-step guide for you to plan or arrange a cremation with simplicity, affordability, and peace of mind.
Want to avoid falling prey to the most common funeral scams? Read on.
First, however, we can’t make it clear enough that although the industry has its share of funeral scams and unsavory charlatans, most funeral professionals do what they do because they care about people and will treat you right.
When relatives are spread all over the country, it may not work out for everyone to be present at the funeral. The next-best thing, for those who can’t be there physically, is to be there through the magic of the internet.
Here’s how to livestream a funeral or memorial service so that all your loved ones can take part.
Poetry played a large role in Calvin Coolidge’s funeral. The former president was remembered and honored in a short ceremony that lasted a brief 22 minutes and featured all of two hymns, prayers, and reading of Scripture, which included more poetry in Psalms 46 and 121.
At the grave site, a few brief words and a poem by Robert Richardson, and that was all. The funeral featured little pomp and circumstance, and it was not held in Washington, Boston, or New York but rather in his adopted home town of Northampton.
You never thought it would happen, but it did. Someone you deeply loved has now passed away. Even though we are told, “dying is just a part of life”, it still does not remove the sting of saying goodbye to someone we have cherished and enjoyed our life with. When something like this happens, we all respond in unique ways. Some try to be tough, suppressing their pain the best they can in hopes to avoid the weight of the situation. Others take time to grieve, but end up dwelling on the pain for so long that healing is delayed and they are not able to enjoy a healthy life.Continue reading What To Do When You Lose A Loved One