You’ve made mistakes in your life. Everyone has. But you certainly don’t want to make mistakes on behalf of a loved one who has passed away when you are working on their final services with funeral homes in Mohnton, PA. That could cause you regrets, pain to your family, and emotional upheaval beyond what you have already experienced. In order to avoid mistakes, work with professionals and go over the possible mistakes so you can get through the planning without missteps.
Mistake 1: Not Asking Questions
You may never have planned a final service before and that’s okay. Grief is going to get the better of you even if you have been through the process before. Whether you’re new to planning or not, ask questions. Lots of them. You don’t want to do something you regret later because you didn’t ask questions about it when you had the chance. The funeral home doesn’t mind being asked anything you need to know. That’s what they’re there for. You can avoid a lot of possible mistakes by asking lots of questions, so you know what you are in for no matter what.
Mistake 2: Trying To Plan Alone
You know you are grieving. It’s okay to ask for help. If you try to do everything yourself, you are more likely to make mistakes because you aren’t thinking clearly or are just plain rushed. Have a family member come with you to the funeral home so you can have a second set of eyes and ears there to help you remember practical things later. Ask certain friends to help out with chores around your house and life so you can concentrate on the plans. And make sure you accept help with service implementation. The funeral home will relieve you of that burden fully, if you allow them to do so.
Mistake 3: Going Against Wishes
If you know what your loved one wanted, whether they wrote it down or just told you or even just hinted at it, you need to follow those wishes. It’s a mistake that will make you feel guilty later to go against what they requested. Others in your family may also know what your loved one wanted and if you go against it, they may be mad at you as well. The only reason that might be acceptable is if they wanted a full burial and you just can’t afford it. In those cases, ask family to help with costs or consider cremation.
There are lots of other things that can go awry when you are planning final services for a loved one with funeral homes in Mohnton, PA. But when you work with professionals, like those at Bean Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc., you have expert help by your side the whole way through. You are a lot less likely to make big or even little mistakes along the way because you have people who know what they are doing watching out for you. Give us a call to ask questions whenever you have them.