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Learn The Little Things To Remember When Planning A Wake

When a loved one passes away, it can be a hard time for the family member who is left planning their funeral. If you have a loved one who has recently passed away and you are left making all of the decisions for their final arrangements, there are some things that may slip your mind during the planning process. Use the following guide to remember the small things you need to remember when planning a wake before your loved ones funeral.

Choose the Flowers

At a wake, flowers are often displayed around the casket and often on it. The flowers need to be purchased from a florist and need to be ordered a few days before the actual wake. The flowers will be more expensive the larger the arrangement is. You want to be sure to consider all of the costs you will pay for the wake and funeral to ensure that you stick to a specific budget.

Choose the Food

When you have a wake, light snacks are often served. You want to be sure that you choose finger foods that are easy for people to carry around and eat, while they chat with one another. Be sure that the foods are not overly messy to ensure that no one accidentally makes a mess in the funeral home.

Choose the Times

When you are planning a wake, you are often able to choose the times when you want the wake to take place. It is important to make sure that you choose a time when others will be able to attend the service. Many funeral homes will allow you to have a wake in the evening to ensure that people can come to the wake after they get off of work.

Choose the Attire

When someone passes away unexpectedly, they may not have taken the time to specify what clothes they wanted to be placed in for their funeral. You want to choose an outfit that is conservative and distinguished. This will be the last time that anyone will ever see the person and being sure that they look as well as they can is important.

Planning a funeral takes a lot of time, money, and patience. You will be grieving the loss of your loved one and planning their funeral will be saddening no matter how organized and focused you are. Hopefully, this guide will make the process a little less tedious so that you can take the time you need to mourn your loss.

For more information, contact Christmans Funeral Home Inc. or a similar company.