The Role of a Planner
How would you feel if you just got off the phone with your closest relatives and they all said that they were coming for a visit… in 3 days? Plus, they were bringing their spouses and their children.
How would you feel if you had to plan an event for everyone? You would need to pick a venue, plan the food, plan the table arrangements, plan the flowers, select the music, and find people to help out.
Now imagine doing all of this while personally experiencing the loss of your mother, your father, your spouse, or worse of all…your child.
Throughout history the loss of a loved one has always been recognized as a significant family event. Family and friends would gather together to support each other, to mourn, to cry and to share stories.
You might be wondering…how do I make funeral arrangement and how do I make sure I do it right? The good news is that it has absolutely nothing to do with how much money you spend.
Making arrangements is about taking the time to come together as a family and work with one of our trained planners to design an event that appropriately celebrates the life of your loved one. After designing meaningful and memorable services for many years we can tell you that there are 5 critical elements involved.
The first critical element is the participation of as many family members as possible. Our all-time high was over 15. In general, you should feel free to involve as many family members as you’d like. This allows the family to reach a consensus on the best way to celebrate the life of their loved one. Different family members often have different viewpoints and it’s best to work out any issues as a group.