When considering the end-of-life arrangements for a loved one, there can be a number of logistics to consider. For example, you will need to arrange for the body to be transported to the funeral home for viewing, and then ultimately to the cemetery for burial. Additionally, there is coordination that needs to happen between the funeral home and the cemetery, ensuring your memorial and graveside services are handled smoothly.
This is one of the main reasons why it’s beneficial to work with a funeral home, which will be able to handle the logistics for you. Indeed, that’s one of the funeral director’s primary roles - to take care of these pragmatic concerns on your behalf, leaving you free to mourn, to spend time with friends and loved ones, and to engage in remembrance and reflection.
The important thing is to let the funeral home know right off the bat where your loved one wishes to be buried and to provide documentation for whatever cemetery plot or space your loved one owned. If no plot was purchased, ask your funeral director to guide you through the process of purchasing a suitable space.
Your funeral director can also talk you through some of the additional logistics that need to be sorted out, such as ensuring there are employees on-site at the cemetery to conduct the burial itself. These are things you may not think of, and frankly don’t have to: Your funeral director will think of them for you.
The sooner you voice your wishes to the funeral director, the more quickly your funeral director can smooth over any potential roadblocks - ensuring that you don’t face any impediment in according to his or her ultimate wishes.