Soon after losing a loved one, the emotional weight can be overwhelming. Not only will you need to grieve the loss, but you'll also be faced with numerous funeral plans that need attention as soon as possible. A funeral director is the professional you need by your side to help streamline the entire process.
Funeral directors are trained to work with grieving families when planning for a loved one's final journey. From choosing an appropriate casket to planning activities during the burial ceremony, your funeral director plays a critical during the entire planning process.
But not all funeral directors are the same. To find the best person to work with, here are 3 important qualities you should look for.
Patience and attention to detail
When you lose a loved one, emotions are likely to overflow. You may feel angry, sad, frustrated, nostalgic and much more. These emotions may end up being projected towards your funeral director. For example, if they choose the wrong flowers for the casket, you may end up giving them a mouthful. The best funeral directors will understand your emotional state and exercise patience. This means that they'll stay on task and understand that emotional outbursts are normal in emotionally charged situations.
Your funeral director should also pay attention to detail. If you wanted your loved one to be dressed in a beige suit, the director shouldn't think that a white one would work just as well. And if you wanted the funeral program to be printed in light blue text, the funeral director should seek your approval if only dark blue text is available. These seemingly little details matter and can affect how you give your loved one a memorable send off.
Ability to prioritise
Planning for funeral proceedings is always complicated. Out of love for your loved one, you may wish to do much more than is actually feasible. This is why you need a funeral director who can prioritise the most important tasks and fit in other requests as necessary.
The funeral director should be your voice of reason, having the ability to communicate in a rational and compassionate manner during the planning process.
Delegation with the funeral service staff
The most efficient directors also know how to get the most done in a short amount of time. This means that they will delegate duties to a team in the funeral home so as to maximise efficiency. Your funeral director shouldn't try to take on every single task as it can be overwhelming and result in poor service delivery.Share
25 October 2019
Planning a funeral can be extremely hard. You want to send off your loved one in style, but at the same time, your grief may be so heavy that it feels impossible to figure out the best way forward. Hi, my name is Julie. If you have recently lost a loved one, I offer you my condolences. I lost my mother and husband within the span of a year and became skilled at planning funerals. I know how hard it can be so I wanted to help others with organisation, decoration and other issues. I hope this blog helps you. Enjoy reading and thank you.