Funeral Homes: A End and a Beginning

Benefits Of Planning A Full-Service Funeral

Funerals are an important time for families who just lost a loved one. They can take place in a number of ways, but if you decide to have a full-service funeral carried out, here are some benefits you'll have access to.

Visitation For Guests 

If you plan on having different guests at the funeral besides immediate family members, such as friends and co-workers, then you may want them to be able to pay their respects one last time. In that case, a full-service funeral is ideal because it gives everyone access to visitation.

There will be a viewing room where the loved one is in a casket. Guests can stop by and remember the lost loved one a final time before they're eventually taken to a graveyard and buried at their respective gravesites. It may bring these guests more closure at the end of the day.

Share Custom Eulogies

There might be people in your family that want to say some special words during the actual funeral ceremony. This is often referred to as a eulogy. You'll be able to plan them if you decide to carry out a full-service funeral. 

Anyone in your family can write down a custom speech, which might deal with personal memories of the loved one now gone or special sayings they were known for when they were alive. Eulogies make funerals more heartfelt, as well as give closure to family members dealing with severe grief.

Headstone Design Support

If you plan on having your loved one buried as opposed to cremated, then you'll need to choose a headstone. If you want to customize it to make it more unique and special for your family, then you might want to plan a full-service funeral. You'll then have access to headstone design support.

It helps you refine key details like the words, graphics, and headstone shape. You can see different examples of custom headstones already made too, which should give you inspiration and subsequently make it easy to plan out your loved one's own headstone. Once everything is perfect, the funeral home can send off these design requests to the appropriate headstone company.

If you want to have access to a lot of important services during a funeral, then a full-service funeral might be best for you and your family. It will take care of a lot of important things so that your family can worry less ultimately. 

To learn more, contact a company like Shepherd Funeral Home.