After the loss of a loved one, you might face the difficult task of funeral planning. You must make arrangements quickly, but it can be hard to know where to begin during such an emotional time. TP White & Sons Funeral Home has been helping families in the Cincinnati, OH, area provide farewell services for loved ones since 1870 and will ease the process. They will help you get started and tend to every detail.
3 Steps for Beginning Funeral Planning
1. Make the First Call
If your loved one’s body has not been taken to a funeral home, call a local funeral services provider to arrange transportation. The destination funeral home doesn’t have to be your final choice for planning the memorial service, so you don’t have to worry too much about your choice at this time.
2. Determine Who Will Make the Arrangements
The deceased’s next of kin usually has the final say in funeral planning. In most cases, this means a spouse, adult child, or sibling will make decisions about the details, including the type of funeral service and publishing of an obituary. In some cases, a close friend will make funeral arrangements if no relative is available. Find out who will handle funeral planning and offer to do whatever you can to support them.
3. Outline the Service
If you are in charge of funeral planning, turn to the staff at the funeral home you choose. They will explain the major decisions you must make, such as selecting a traditional burial or cremation service, then will help you finalize other aspects, including music and flower options. Many funeral homes also offer grief and guidance services, so rely on them to help you and other loved ones through the mourning process.
It’s always difficult to say goodbye to a loved one, but a beautiful memorial service will provide a proper tribute to a friend or family member. TP White & Sons Funeral Home in Cincinnati, OH, will do everything possible to ease the stress of funeral planning, helping you approach it one decision at a time. To speak with a member of their caring staff, call (513) 231-7150. You also can contact them online, where you will find more information about their funeral services.