Funeral Arrangements Checklist

Losing a loved one is never easy. Unfortunately, planning funeral arrangements can sometimes add to that stress and difficulty. At Bohlender Funeral Chapel in Fort Collins, our goal is to make this difficult time a little bit easier for you and your family. In today’s blog, we talk about a few funeral arrangements that are helpful to keep in mind when you are planning a memorial service. Our funeral home in Fort Collins is more than willing to help you in any way we can. For help with funeral arrangements, memorial services, and more, don’t hesitate to reach out to our family-owned funeral home today.

Write the Obituary

One thing that can slip people’s minds amidst all the chaos is writing an obituary for the recently departed. Obituaries are a way of celebrating your loved one’s life and honoring their memory. Simply hearing your stories and experiences can also help ease the grief of others. Some people place a lot of pressure on themselves to write the perfect obituary. But, it’s important to remember that by simply taking the time to write it you are honoring their life and memory. It does not have to be perfect, just genuine. If you need help writing an obituary, we have a helpful resource at your disposal for How To Write an Obituary.

Write the Eulogy

A eulogy is similar to an obituary except it is typically given verbally and a bit more personal. Eulogies are often given at the funeral service to all the guests and help pay respects to your lost loved one. Bohlender Funeral Chapel also offers helpful resources on How To Write a Eulogy as well.

Decide Between Burial, Cremation, Green Funerals, and More

Many times people will plan out what they would like to happen to their remains after they’ve passed on. But, if your loved one had no plans or known preferences, you will need to decide whether a burial service, cremation service, green burial, or another type of funeral arrangement is going to be the best option. 

Pick the Flowers and Other Arrangements

Another funeral arrangement that you will not want to forget is setting up the venue. Many people like to decorate with flowers, music, and other arrangements that encompass the personality of their loved one. Picking the funeral arrangements that represent and celebrate the life of your loved one is a great way to show your love, respect, and support. 

Plan the Order of Events

Every memorial service is going to be different. When you are in charge of making the funeral arrangements, one thing you’ll need to do is plan the order of events. Many choose to have an introduction, reading, music, and then closing. But you can choose to add other aspects and arrange the service in any order you see fit. 

Bohlender Funeral Chapel in Fort Collins

At Bohlender Funeral Chapel in Fort Collins, we know how important it is choosing the right funeral service to honor the life of your loved one. If you choose to work with us, we will do everything we can to work with you to plan the perfect funeral arrangements. Don’t hesitate to contact us today with any questions and feel free to utilize our resource list.