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Could there be anything more difficult than preparing for a funeral? Certainly, such an end-of-life event is hard to look forward to with any great enthusiasm. And it doesn't matter if you're a member of the bereaved inner circle of close family, a co-worker, neighbour or family friend; preparing for a funeral service takes time and forethought.
If you're preparing to attend a funeral service the following tips and suggestions can certainly help in your funeral preparations. Naturally, if you have any questions about preparing for a funeral, you should call us at 204-727-0330. We would be pleased to serve you in any way we can.
There's a line in William Shakespeare's play Henry V, which cuts to the heart of preparedness: "All things are ready, if our mind be so." Readying your mind means strengthening it for what's ahead: all the people, sights, sounds and strong emotions of the day.
In other words, getting ready to attend an end-of-life service is not just a matter of picking out the right clothes to wear; it's also essential to prepare physically, mentally and emotionally for the occasion. After all, you are going to be there to support the bereaved family, as well as the others who attend; and that takes inner strength and emotional fortitude. Never underestimate the importance of your presence there—to everyone in attendance.
To make it simple for you to find the information you need, we've grouped those details together under two headings: Dressing for the Occasion and Getting Physically, Mentally and Emotionally Prepared.
What is expected of us when attending a funeral service today is far different from the expectations of those living in the Victorian era.
As we moved into the twentieth century, the Roman and Victorian demands became less strict. Without a doubt, most strict dress requirements have fallen by the wayside, at least to some degree. Although many may proclaim that black is the right colour to wear for a funeral today, wearing a colour other than black isn't seen as disrespectful however most people seem to avoid wearing brightly coloured or wildly patterned fabrics
Having said this, there are time that families request a certain colour be worn as it may have been a favourite colour. Sometimes even a team colour is chosen to be part of a theme and at those times even team jerseys can be requested.
Certainly, if you've got additional questions about what to wear to a funeral, call us at 204-727-0330.
The death of a loved one is among the most stressful experiences we will ever endure. The early days of bereavement, are a time of frayed nerves, when emotions run high and hours of restful sleep are hard to find. These difficult days are then followed by the funeral service (where, even though you're grief stricken, you're expected to perform with some social grace). How can you possibly survive; or better yet thrive, during such trials as these? Here are some suggestions we believe you'll find valuable:
Who better to turn to for assistance in preparing for a funeral? We've got the experience and insights which could make this situation easier for you and those you love. If you have questions about preparing for a funeral service—either as a member of the family or as a guest—we're here to support you in any way we can; simply call us at 204-727-0330.
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