Planning a funeral can be stressful, especially if you haven’t done it before. Most people are still grieving while handling these practical responsibilities. At The Jerry Spears Company, we offer consistent support to our clients so they can get through this difficult time. Here’s a look at what to expect before a funeral:1. Consulting with a Funeral Director
A funeral director will organize a funeral and help you plan. They will contact vendors, hire celebrants, arrange for burials or cremations, etc. If the deceased individual has already planned their funeral, a director will explain their wishes in detail before making all the required arrangements. Directors also handle body transportation, storage, cleaning, permits, and other related requirements.2. Offering Information
You must offer detailed information about the deceased during a consultation. This includes things like full name, social security number, parent's name, occupation details, spouse and children's names, educational details, recent photographs, etc. Family members must also offer copies of official documents wherever necessary. This can help funeral directors get all the permits needed for burial or cremation.3. Planning
The funeral home staff will help you organize a memorial, arrange of essential items like caskets, urns, transportation, and celebrants or priests. They will also help with flowers, food, music, memorial items, etc. Different funeral homes offer different levels of services so make sure you understand what your offers before making a decision.4. Guest Lists
Many people wish for intimate gatherings, while some want to invite their entire community. A funeral home must know how many people will attend to ensure everyone is comfortable. Some establishments may only be able to accommodate a small group of people.
If you want to know about our support and funeral services, don’t hesitate to contact us at The Jerry Spears Company. Our team will be happy to help.