How to Arrange a Funeral
When you are in charge after a loved one passes away, it is hard to take on the responsibility while you are dealing with grief. But if they haven’t pre-planned their funeral services themselves, you don’t have a choice. Someone has to do it and you know they deserve to be honored in a special manner. At Ferdinand Funeral Homes & Crematory, we believe that every funeral should be special because every individual is unique. When it comes to arranging a funeral service for your loved one, we’re here to help. Here are a few tips to help you when it comes to figuring out how to arrange a funeral with a funeral home in Miami, FL.
1. Examine the Space
Funeral homes have space available if you’d like to have a memorial service or funeral within the funeral home. You will need to examine the space available and decide if it is enough room for the amount of guests you think you will have. If you want a small, intimate funeral service, there are smaller rooms that won’t feel big and empty. On the other hand, there are larger spaces available for more mourners to come say goodbye.
2. Consider Prices
It is possible that the person you lost in Miami, FL left money for their funeral. There may still be a limited amount available, however. If you and your family members have to pay for the funeral yourselves, you will want to consider prices with care as well. You want to honor your loved one in a nice manner without overdoing it on the budget. So look at the prices from the funeral home with care. There are often packages you can buy to take care of all of the details within a certain budget.
3. Setting a Date
Often, funerals take place a few days or a week after your loved one passes. This is the traditional way to go and the only option when it comes to a traditional burial. However, if you go with cremations, you don’t have to worry about a timeframe. You can have the funeral right away or you can wait a month or longer and have a memorial service when it is more convenient for everyone in your family.
4. Make Calls
Once you have figured out some of the details, you will want to call the rest of your family members and friends who will be involved in the memorial process. You can invite them to the services or ask them to take certain parts in the memorial. These calls can be hard to make and you may want to delegate some or all of the phone calls to someone else.
Knowing how to arrange a funeral doesn’t come naturally to everyone. But the professionals at Ferdinand Funeral Homes & Crematory know how to honor your unique loved one in a special manner. We’re located at 2546 SW 8th St. Miami, FL 33135 and you can call us at 305-631-0001 to speak with our funeral director.
Teri Vila-Caballero is the Pre Need Director at Ferdinand Funeral Homes & Crematory. She joined the team in 2012 to fulfill her calling to serve our community.