Funeral Planning Tips

Planning a funeral can be a difficult and emotional time for many people. This is even truer for unexpected deaths in the family or of a loved one. In today’s blog here at Bohlender Funeral Chapel in Fort Collins, we touch on a few do’s and don’ts of funeral planning to help you navigate through this tough time. 

If you need help hosting or planning funeral services, reach out to our family funeral home. We are happy to help you in any way we can.

Do
Ask For Help and Ask Questions

One of the very first things that you should understand when you are planning funeral services is that it’s okay to ask for help. You may feel the need to be strong and take care of everything on your own. But in reality, you are actually much stronger by reaching out for help. One of the ways you can do this is to simply ask a lot of questions. The more you learn about what to expect, what needs to be done, and how to do it, the better you can plan and prepare a beautiful ceremony honoring your loved one’s life. 

Plan Ahead

Building off of the previous do about asking for help and asking a lot of questions, planning ahead can make things less stressful. Once you’ve asked all of the right questions and understand what you can expect and what needs to be done, you can plan accordingly. When there is a plan set in place for funeral services ahead of time, there is less scrambling and worrying. Pre-planning can be done by either a family member or even by the person whom the funeral will be for with enough foresight. Whether you are going to have a green burial, a cremation, or another type of funeral service, planning ahead helps everything go more smoothly.

Don’t 
Forget to Take Time For Yourself

One major don’t of planning funeral services is to get so wrapped up in planning and taking care of everything that you forget to take some time to take care of yourself. A little self-care can go a very long way toward your mental health. Whether it’s taking half an hour to squeeze in a quick nap or scheduling a few minutes to grab some coffee with a friend, don’t forget to set aside some time to take care of you.

Grieve by Yourself

Everyone grieves in their own way. Some people may prefer to grieve alone, and that is absolutely okay. However, it is important to know that you can trust and count on other people to help you when you need it. Many other people close to you have suffered the same loss and it can be powerful having an ally that understands.

Funeral Services at Bohlender Funeral Chapel in Fort Collins

At Bohlender Funeral Chapel in Fort Collins, we are here to help. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for help planning a funeral service or with any questions.

More Resources

Funeral FAQs
Funeral FAQs

Everything you need to know about funerals.

Read More

Grief Support
Grief Support

How to truly support yourself and others at a time of grief.

Read More

Funeral Etiquette
Funeral Etiquette

Let us guide you through the ins and outs of your funeral experience.

Read More

Local Resources
Local Resources

Local resources for all your support and planning needs.

Read More