Making Arrangements Surrounding a Funeral

A funeral is a hard time for everybody involved. There's a lot that needs to be taken care of, all while you're mourning and might not be feeling up for the task. There aren't just things directly relating to the loss of your loved one that needs to be taken care of, you also need to make arrangements and plan things to make sure that everything runs smoothly, despite all the hardship that comes with a funeral. To make sure you can concentrate fully on mourning your loved one, there are a few things you can consider to make sure that everything surrounding the funeral works as they should.

Fixing Sleeping Arrangements

Odds are that you will have a whole bunch of relatives and friends that are showing up to the funeral. Therefore, you need to make arrangements regarding their living situation. Of course you can direct them to a nearby hotel, but for many people, there's a comfort in having a house full of people that care about you during trying times like these. Gather mattresses and bed linen from friends in the area before the funeral to make sure everybody gets somewhere to sleep. Ask your family and friends if they plan on staying the night, and ask them to bring the things you can't provide by borrowing from other people.

Getting Someone to Watch Your House

If you end up attending the funeral somewhere else, have someone stay at your house in the meantime. Criminals might have spotted the obituary in the paper and concluded that nobody's going to be home at the date and time you've posted for the funeral. Ask a friend to stay at your house so that there is someone there to call the authorities if the worst were to happen. If you can't find anyone to stay in your house, you could ask your neighbours to keep an extra eye out instead.

Talking to the Funeral Director

When talking to a funeral director, such as Lee Adam Funeral Services, you should also make sure to discuss things that aren't directly related to the funeral itself to ensure there are no unpleasant surprises on the day of the funeral. They should be able to give you advice on services surrounding the funeral even if you ask them about things that they aren't directly responsible for. Your funeral director might, for example, be able to tell you about the best venues for the wake. You can also ask them about parking spaces, maps over the cemetery, and an approximate schedule over the day of the funeral so that you won't have to plan everything on your own.