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Various Types of Funeral Services

Jun 2, 2008
When the one you really love passes away, you will need to start the funeral planning of the deceased. It is true that it is not easy to go through the whole process. However, your whole family will be helping you to plan for the funeral.

It is not an easy job to plan for a funeral. At the end of the day you may not have the experience on planning for such a sad event. You will need to consider different things when you are planning for it. For example, you will need to think about the religious belief of the deceased.

Different services have to be planned and considered when you are planning for a funeral. Here are the things you should know about these services.

First of all, it is the visitation, which will usually be held in the funeral home. You may also plan for it such that it will be held at the residence of your family. In some cases it will also called viewing.

Normally, you will have the visitation something like a day before the actual funeral. Some people will arrange a few visitations a week before the funeral.

The planning of the actual funeral can vary according the wish of the deceased. Of course it will also depend on your local customs and traditions. For example, Japanese traditions will certainly different from the traditions in the U.S.

After the funeral, it will come to the burial of the deceases. Of course burial is only one of the options. Another option will be cremation. Again, the decision will probably depend on the wish and religious belief of the deceased. As a matter of fact, there are also people who will choose to "bury" the deceased in the sea. Yet this will require extra planning.

If the funeral is a pre-planned one, the deceased may have arranged everything well beforehand. In this case you will need to work with the funeral director and it will certainly be less stressful.
About the Author
Jill Essy is an author. She has a website on Funeral Planning Online. Be sure to check the article Pre-planned Funeral .
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