Planning a funeral service can be one of the most trying things a person has to do, but it isn't something that has to be done alone. One of the best things you can do is hire a professional funeral celebrant to help you through the proceedings.
Here are just four benefits that come along with hiring one.
1. Helps with Planning
Unless the deceased was able to take the time to plan their own funeral, organising one can be surprisingly difficult. From the types of flowers to the number of hymns to the disposal of ashes, there are a lot of things that need to be taken into account, and this can make putting together a funeral tougher than most people imagine. A celebrant isn't just there to help with the service; they understand better than anybody how to plan a funeral, and they will be able to talk with you and help structure the service around the distinct life and personality of the person who has passed away.
2. Helps the Service Run Smoothly
The celebrant will help you put together the service, and then they will essentially run the show while it is going on. As well as giving opening and closing remarks, they will be able to introduce each speaker and let the mourners know how each one was connected in a special way to the deceased. This make the service run much more smoothly than if a family member or friend was tasked with organising everything.
3. Provides Support
It can be hard to turn to the people you know during a funeral service – many people feel that they should be pillars and strength and support during the proceedings. However, funeral celebrants are also experts in helping you get through this tough time, and they'll be there to turn to on the day if you have any questions or feel like anything has gone wrong. Knowing that someone has your back can be an invaluable feeling throughout this period.
4. Lets You Grieve in Peace
One of the toughest ironies about funerals is that their planning usually falls to the people who are most in need of some time to grieve. If you're planning someone's funeral, you almost certainly knew them well. Having to put together a good service and wake can be taxing when you yourself most need time to process what is happening. A celebrant can help you bear the load.