Whenever you are working on final service plans with funeral homes in Baltimore, MD, you are going to have questions. It’s not likely something you do on a regular basis, after all. You may be going through the process for the first time, or perhaps you’ve been here before, but it’s for a different loved one so of course things will be different this time around. While there are plenty of basic questions you might want to cover, like the differences between traditional burial and cremation, there are also specific questions you will want to ask. Here are a few to make sure you ask if you need to know the items they cover.
How Much Time Do We Get In The Room?
Say you set a visitation from 3-5pm, but that is when the visitation is open to the public. You’ll want to know how much time your family and friends are allowed in the room. Perhaps immediate family can come early to spend time together and your loved one. Or perhaps they can stay longer after other guests are gone. You want to know the time constraints, if there are any, so you can prepare yourself and others for those.
Who Will Handle My Loved One?
If you are having a regular burial for your loved one, you want to know who is in charge of them and what their experience is like. They will ask for pictures of your loved one so they can make them look as natural as possible and you want to know what their background is in that area. If you are having your loved one cremated, you also want to know who will be doing the cremation and how they handle remains. You can often meet the exact people who are involved in those processes or, at the very least, get the information you need from the funeral director.
What Should I Do With The Flowers?
You know you will likely have flowers sent to the funeral home from friends and family members who aren’t able to make the service. You might even order some flowers yourself to decorate the space. Once the final services are over, there may be some flowers or plants that you’d like to take home. Others, you may lay on your loved one’s grave. But after that? There may be plenty left behind and the funeral home can help you decide what to do with the excess.
There are a lot of other specific things you may want to ask Baltimore, MD funeral homes and the professionals at Hari P. Close Funeral Service, P.A. are here to help with anything you need to know. We understand this is a hard time, but we’re here to help you remain as comfortable as possible with every part of the process. Give us a call at (410) 327-3100 and ask whatever you want or meet with us in person at 5126 Belair Rd Baltimore, MD 21206 to figure everything out.