Posts Tagged ‘funeral service’

What to Wear to a Funeral When You Are Expecting

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
What to Wear to a Funeral When You Are Expecting

What to Wear to a Funeral When You Are Expecting

The old funeral superstitions say that pregnant women should not attend funerals, for fear that the spirits of the dead will somehow enter their womb and take over their unborn child. While we have pretty much laid those fears to rest these days, expectant mothers still sometimes struggle with attending the service. With maternity clothes so expensive and limited wardrobe options at home, it can be hard to figure out what to wear to a funeral when you are pregnant. (more…)

“Extras” You Can Easily Cut from the Funeral

Monday, April 25th, 2016
“Extras” You Can Easily Cut from the Funeral

“Extras” You Can Easily Cut from the Funeral

One of the fastest ways to save money on a funeral is to trim away extra services and products you do not need. Today’s funerals tend to be elaborate, traditional affairs that take every detail and consideration into account—which is great if the deceased had the foresight to plan ahead, but can be difficult to justify if the funeral expenses are coming out of your own pocket. (more…)

How to Funeral Etiquette: Bringing Food to a Funeral

Monday, April 11th, 2016
How to Funeral Etiquette: Bringing Food to a Funeral

How to Funeral Etiquette: Bringing Food to a Funeral

One of the most common funeral gifts is to bring food to the gathering that takes place after the memorial service is over. Often served as a buffet or luncheon, this meal allows people to gather in a less formal atmosphere to share memories of the deceased and bring comfort to one another. (more…)

Funeral Fashion: How Much is Too Much?

Monday, March 28th, 2016
Funeral Fashion: How Much is Too Much?

Funeral Fashion: How Much is Too Much?

The question of what to wear to a funeral is one that gets asked time and time again. How formal should your funeral clothes be? Does your entire outfit need to be black? What do you do if you cannot afford new funeral clothes? Is it okay to put an emphasis on fashion in the first place? (more…)

How to Plan a Funeral Quickly

Monday, March 7th, 2016
How to Plan a Funeral Quickly

How to Plan a Funeral Quickly

There are times when planning a funeral is something that needs to happen quickly and with a minimal hassle. Whether you are dealing with a busy schedule of your own, you have family coming in from out of town and can’t commit to a lengthy funeral planning process, or you simply cannot handle the idea of lingering over the details, there are ways to cut back on the time required—and to still enjoy a beautiful, memorable goodbye. (more…)

Funeral Planning Trends: Funeral Karaoke

Friday, March 4th, 2016
Funeral Planning Trends: Funeral Karaoke

Funeral Planning Trends: Funeral Karaoke

Playing music at a funeral is something almost all cultures and religions do in some form or another. Pianos or organs, a vocalist or harpist, pre-recorded songs that accompany the procession—there is something about music that speaks to the soul and helps communities to heal. (more…)

Hiring Clergy or a Celebrant for a Funeral

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Hiring Clergy or a Celebrant for a Funeral

Funeral services and memorial services are almost always overseen by a member of the clergy or other religious leader. Because so much about death has to do with spiritual customs and religious traditions, it is comforting to have someone who is able to not only hold the service in accordance with your beliefs, but who can also provide the spiritual guidance you need during this difficult time. (more…)

Activities for Kids at a Funeral

Thursday, February 11th, 2016
Activities for Kids at a Funeral

Activities for Kids at a Funeral

Although bringing kids to a funeral is something not everyone agrees on, there are times and places when children either must be or choose to be present. No one knows your child as well as you do, and the decision to bring them along rests entirely with you and the immediate family of the deceased. (more…)

What to Expect When You Come to the Funeral Home

Monday, February 8th, 2016
What to Expect When You Come to the Funeral Home

What to Expect When You Come to the Funeral Home

After you’ve decided on a funeral home and are ready to begin the process of planning a funeral, your funeral director will ask you to come into the facilities for a visit. This personal contact with the people in charge of your loved one’s remains is an important step in the grieving process. Not only will you get to benefit from face-to-face interaction, but you’ll also be walked through each decision ahead of you. (more…)

Funeral Attire Dos and Don’ts

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Funeral Attire Ds and Don'tsKnowing what to wear to a funeral can be an added stress when you’re already grieving the loss of a loved one—especially if you don’t have the time or money to shop for a new outfit. For a quick and easy look at funeral attire tips, we’ve outlined some of the biggest dos and don’ts. (more…)