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Things Nobody Tells You about Funerals

November 21, 2022 • Teri Vila-Caballero

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Funeral homes Miami Beach, FL, are places where death is dealt with regularly, but it doesn’t take away from the significance and emotion of saying goodbye to someone you love. When you’re dealing with the death of a loved one, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. That’s why it can be helpful to do your homework ahead of time and learn as much as you can about the funeral process. Unfortunately, that can also be a lot easier said than done.

You Have to Plan Quickly

Funerals are a grim reminder that none of us is immune to death. Planning for a funeral, especially if it happens quickly, can be a big hassle, though you might not realize it until you’re in the thick of it.

At some point in our lives, most of us will have to plan a funeral for someone close to us. It’s a crucial and necessary step to help with grieving, as well as to pay tribute to a lost loved one. It’s also something that should be planned quickly. This means you’ll have little time between losing someone and having them buried. So you must know what to do when this happens.

Death Is Messy

Death is messy. As a culture, we clean up the grisly details of life to make the unpleasant parts easier to digest. Funerals sanitize death and obscure its consequences. The rituals surround us when someone dies. The flowers, the casket and mourners dressed in black, and the poetry written in grief’s honor all serve to distance us from the fact that life ends. We avoid talking about death in concrete terms because it’s easier to be abstract. But this absence of honest reflection gives us a warped idea of what happens after someone dies. The best thing you can do is take a deep breath, buckle down, and try your best.

It can be Expensive

The average cost of a funeral in the United States is $8,000. This includes all costs associated with the service: casket, embalming, viewing, hearse, transportation, burial/cremation, service fees for clergy and staff, flowers, obituary notices in local papers, and online services such as funeral home websites and online guest books. The price range varies widely depending on what style of service you choose, but even if you go for the cheapest options available, it doesn’t tend to be that low. In other words, funerals cost money; they aren’t free.

People Will Offer Help, and You Should Take It

After a funeral, the cast of characters may change, but the story always remains the same: there’s a lot to do and nobody to help you. If you’re unsure what steps to take next, talk to people who have been through it before. They’ll be glad to explain how to navigate your way through the maze of emotions surrounding these end-of-life matters.Funeral homes Miami Beach, FL

Planning and leading a funeral can be very stressful, but if you take advantage of all the helpful resources available, you can get through it easily.

Learn what to expect

A well-planned funeral serves not just as a celebration of life and a way to pay respects to your loved one, but also as an opportunity to ensure that his or her wishes are met. If you are planning a funeral for someone, you should seek out Funeral homes Miami Beach, FL, familiar with dealing with all manner of unique plans.

Teri Vila-Caballero

Teri Vila-Caballero

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.


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