Helping the Grieving Person to Plan the Funeral
Your mind is like turmoil during a time like this and especially when you are one of the grievers. There are so many things you have to arrange, the details you have to look into and this is also a time that you find it really hard to respond to everyone and keep your head straight with all the emotions you are going through. While the grievers so the biggest areas of the funeral arrangements, you too can help them in a really effective ways to plan the event. Here are some of the ways you can do to give them some relief. They need your help more than the many showers of flowers and gifts you can give them.
Check for the flower arrangements
Naturally almost everyone will be bringing flowers for the funeral. But there should be a proper plan for this as well. If the funeral is taking place at the home of the deceased then, there should be transportation arranged to transport all the flowers to the service location and then form there to the cemetery or to another place where the family wants to keep it. You can look into this also help with placing the flowers in an appealing way.
Go down the memory lane
If the service location is helping you with technology then, you can look whether music, videos and slideshows are allowed or not. If so, you can make a nice slideshow with all the favorite pics of the family with the deceased is included. Some of their videos together would be great too. It is a nice way to remind everyone how special this person was when they lived and still how they special for you. You can also incorporate some funeral music for the slideshows. It will not take you a lot to do this and you can also add some lovely phrases, some of the famous sayings of the deceased, and poems about the loss of a loved one.
You have to print things
Hymn sheets, service programs, schedules, and prayers should be printed for the funeral. Sometimes the family will totally forget it or the funeral directors will undertake to do it as well. Help to organize all these printed sheets and distribute them to all guests.
Notifying others about the death
There are so many people you have to tell about the sad news and many times the grievers might forget to tell everyone who is important. This is why they have the obituaries for the papers but still in the traditional way, you tell the sad news by mouth. Plus, these days few people read papers at all. So, the best way to spread it is by calling or even sending an email. The grievers will not have so much of time to tell everyone, this is why you can take the job. Even answering calls and helping to take messages and helping guests with directions is a great relief for the family