Most of us have little experience in organising funerals, and this is already an emotional and difficult process. Navigating these uncharted waters can be manageable with the guide of a funeral director. They can arrange for funeral services in a professional manner and ensure a dignified send-off according to the family’s or deceased’s wishes.
There are also many decisions involved in organising a funeral, from choosing casket services to venue, and having the help of a funeral director can assist you with the guidance you need. We explore more reasons why the services they provide remain to be important today.
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Guide through the process
The death of a loved one can be debilitating to process as mourners struggle to deal with their emotions while ensuring the funeral arrangements are being done. During this difficult time, mourners need professional guidance to go through the choices and decisions involved. It can be overwhelming to know what is the next step of the process, for example, registering a death in Singapore – so if you are unsure, you can always seek the help of a funeral director.
Handle all the logistics
Whether it’s to choose between burial and cremation, or to decide on a funeral parlour, your funeral director can coordinate the different arrangements on your behalf. This will give bereaved families a peace of mind, knowing that the little details of the funeral are taken care of. You will have the option of enlisting the help of a funeral director on services such as liaising with church or funeral parlour of your choice, supply of hearse, and organising funeral floral arrangements. They know what needs to be done and will be there for you to share their expertise in a caring and compassionate manner.
Help to personalise a ceremony
Despite how somber the mood at a funeral can be, it can also be a celebration of the deceased and their life lived. You can work with a funeral director to ensure the service is a fitting reflection of your loved one’s life. You may wish to personalise various aspects of the funeral and weave the deceased’s passions – from hobbies to music preferences and more – into a beautiful, heartwarming ceremony.
Traditions still matter
In funeral services, rituals and traditions remain important for some families. This is especially true in Singapore, where there are a number of people practicing different religions. Carrying out these funeral rites help in the grieving process and provide the opportunity for proper closure. For example, in a Buddhist funeral ceremony, monks will be invited to lead the chants and perform the late rite – and families can participate and feel assured they are honouring the deceased respectfully. Experienced funeral directors will be familiar with the Buddhist funeral customs involved to help mourners say their last goodbyes.
Seeing how beneficial the role of a funeral director is in funeral arrangements, it is undisputed how they remain to be important figures when it comes to helping bereaved families plan a funeral service.