What to Talk About During Funeral Arrangement Meeting

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If you’re going in to arrange a funeral or cremation for a deceased relative, you should head to the Cleveland, OH funeral home company knowing that you’ll have to make a lot of decisions. You’ll be grappling with a lot of emotion, among them grief, so the process can be sobering.  

Even so, you won’t have to do it alone since a funeral director will work with you and assist you and yours through the planning process so that it’s a seamless and painless as possible.  

Here some things to consider as you prepare to arrange a respectful body disposition that honors your loved one and encourages your family and friends.   

Who’s the Chief Decision-Maker? 

Before heading to the death care service provider for the arrangement meeting, ensure that you and your family are on the same page in terms of who is the chief decision-maker. You don’t want a scenario where the funeral director asks a question only to have more than one of you and yours giving contradictory answers. When one person is leading, decisions are easier to make. This, of course, doesn’t mean that others’ opinions aren’t valid. It just means that things will go smoother if there’s a designated leader. If you’re having trouble deciding who the lead decision-maker will be, decide based on who the nearest next of kin is. However, if an executor was appointed, that person will be in charge of making decisions.  

What Body Disposition? 

If the deceased had already communicated the preferred method, then this step is easy since you merely have to follow the request. But if you and your family have to decide, you’ll need to decide between a cremation and a traditional funeral, figure out if there will be a memorial, and more.  

What Will it Cost? 

At the funeral arrangement meeting, you’ll also discuss costs. In fact, you’ll get a price list that clearly shows you the products and services offered as well as how much everything costs. Tell the funeral director if you’re working with a budget, and try your best to avoid emotional spending. Sticking to a budget will help you to avoid emotional spending.  

What Extras Are Needed? 

You’ll need to talk about other things such as flowers, caskets if the body is to be buried, urns if the body is to be cremated and other things that can be used to personalize the event.  

Arranging for the funeral of a deceased relative can be a surreal experience, but it is necessary if they did not prearrange before passing away. At All Ohio Cremation & Burial Society, Inc., we have what you’re looking for in a Cleveland, OH funeral home services provider. Contact us at (216) 631-4500 or stop by our office at 16150 Brookpark Rd., Cleveland, OH 44135 if you’re looking for a death care services provider that really does care. We specialize in helping grieving families to plan death disposition services for their family members. Let us know how we can help to make your burden lighter. Our professional staff are experienced at providing compassionate customer service that puts the needs of you and your family first. 

Patrick Mahoney