Planning a funeral can feel overwhelming. There is a lot to do in a short amount of time, all while you are grieving the loss of a loved one. Here are four things to consider when planning a funeral.

1. Guests

You may not know everyone in your loved one’s life that would want to show his or her respect at the funeral. Decide if you want it to be just close family and friends or if you want to open it up to anyone who would like to come. If that is the case you can put the details of the funeral in the newspaper or on social media. This way you can take the stress off of trying to get an invitation to every single person. 

2. Flowers

Flowers can help cheer people up. With bright colors and lovely smells, it is one thing that can help make a funeral a little bit better. Think about what funeral flower designs Northampton PA you want. It is not uncommon for there to be flowers on the casket as well as standing displays and wreaths as decorations. Some guests may send flowers to show their respect and sympathy as well. 

3. Cost

Funerals can be expensive if you let it get out of control. It is ok to keep it simple so that you aren’t putting yourself into financial stress. Consider the donations you might get from loved ones to help offset any cost you might have. Pick a funeral home that has a price that works in your budget. 

4. Memories

You will want to remember your loved one’s funeral and who came to support you in such a hard time. A funeral may feel a bit like a whirlwind but after it is all over you may have forgotten all of the details. You can hold onto those memories by having guests sign a book or hiring a photographer to take pictures to always remember who came.

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