Planning the funeral ceremony of someone dear to you is certainly one of the hardest things to do. Nevertheless, by organizing and fulfilling all rites through a peaceful ceremony, you would be doing your late loved one the best.
Let Someone Take Charge
It certainly becomes hard for a family to come into terms with the loss of their loved one. While everyone is going to be mentally and emotionally disoriented at this point, it is important for one member at least, to step up and take charge of all that needs to be done, from the preparations of the funeral up to the burial and the conclusion of the ceremony. There may also be a couple of things to have sorted out later on, depending on the circumstances and reasons for the death, and will need to be carried out by a close member who is a strong decision maker.
While it is important to keep calm at a time like this, it is also important that funeral plans are done and carried out quickly and in order. This is why you need someone who is wise and smart to be in charge and have things organized appropriately. A number of phone calls, bookings, and purchases will need to be made at the earliest in order to ensure that the ceremony is carried out smoothly from start to finish.
Focus on the Ceremony
Someone who is in charge would know to plan and take things step by step, by dealing with the most important parts, first. As soon as a death has taken place, the funeral and the ceremony is what you would turn your immediate focus, too.
It is important that a decent a peaceful ceremony is arranged that will include prayers for the deceased and well wishes to the family. Everything else can wait for later. Let the person in charge focus on planning and carrying out the ceremony with the support of others so that the deceased will be laid to rest in peace.
Focus on Your Guests
Your guests or your invitees play a significant role in making the funeral ceremony a blessed one. Ideally, every arrangement you make at the funeral would focus on the peace of the deceased as well as on the appreciation and comfort of the ones present.
These guests and invitees are the ones who will make the ceremony more meaningful and complete. Thus, when you make arrangements for seating and food for instance, you need to make sure that you keep in mind the type of guests who will be attending the ceremony as well as the number.
Focus on Each Other
While everyone becomes engaged in prayer and other activity during the funeral ceremony, they would still need a lot of emotional support and strength to hold themselves together as they proceed with the funeral rites of the dear one, they’ve just lost. It’s important that, as the closest ones, you check on each other and pat on each other back every once in a way as you proceed with various activities during the ceremony.