Planning Funerals for Young Children, Infants and Stillborns

Planning Funerals for Young Children, Infants and Stillborns

3 Ways a Funeral Director Gets Involved in Conducting a Successful Funeral Service

by Sophie Barnes

If you have lost a loved one and you decide to take them to a funeral home, working with a funeral director is a smart idea. Planning a funeral service for a loved one isn't easy for most people, and you shouldn't struggle to organise a funeral service when you could contact a compassionate funeral director to help you. Experienced funeral directors understand all the planning details they need to keep an eye on to make a funeral service successful. They know that a funeral service with an intimate experience helps most families get relieved and be at peace. But how does a funeral director get involved in making the funeral service of a loved one successful? Read on.

They Share Information They Have with the Bereaved

Most people don't mess up when planning a funeral service for their loved one because they run out of time or due to distance-issues; they do so because they lacked adequate information on what they needed to do. Information is a powerful tool behind most of the successful funeral services you ever attended. A funeral director helps the family members to know the refrigeration requirements they need to meet and the time it takes to file some funeral-associated documents. They help the bereaved to obtain and fill in the burial and transportation permits and submit them in good time. If the family faces some death-certificate hurdles, the funeral directors will help resolve them.

They Organise Transport for the Deceased

Without the right paperwork, it might be hard to transport the deceased to the burial site. Most hospitals and nursing homes insist that only a certified funeral director could release or remove the body from the preservation or refrigeration chamber. Besides releasing the body, the funeral director could also advise the family on the most appropriate vehicle to use to transport their loved one home. Most funeral homes and other releasing institutions have a time-frame within which the burial and transport permits must be obtained. If you find it hard to do it within the outlined period, consult a funeral director to help you get a friendlier alternative.

They Make Everything Else Flow

Most families sometimes get stuck when planning a funeral service for their loved one, and they eventually leave out some critical details or items without knowing. This doesn't only make the burial service look substandard, but it also makes the family feel the deceased didn't get a funeral service they deserved. However, working with an experienced funeral director helps you avoid such problems. They help you contact the funeral celebrant, clergy and those in charge of the burial flag, military honours and flowers in good time.

For more information, reach out to a company like Nelson Bros Funeral Services.


About Me

Planning Funerals for Young Children, Infants and Stillborns

Losing a child is the hardest thing anyone could ever go through – I know because it happened to me. Through the grief, I had to find new ways to breathe, to function and to live. Of course, I also had to plan a funeral and memorial service for my child. If you have lost a child or a baby or had a stillborn, you have probably shared many of these feelings. If this has just happened to you, you may be wondering what to do next. First, I extend my sympathy, and secondly, I offer you this blog to help you grieve and help you understand the basics of funeral planning. Take care.