The Funeral Ceremony Will Depend Upon Whether Your Loved One is to be Cremated or Buried
Crematoriums are able to provide services of all religious faiths, although you are also able to have a service held at a church only for your loved one to then be moved to the crematorium afterwards.
The majority of cremation funeral services being held at a crematorium or a church will last for between thirty and forty-five minutes. It will begin with the coffin being brought in by pallbearers — the pallbearers can either be employees of the funeral director or close family members.
In terms of the actual service, this can be as personal as you wish. The service may consist of poems, hymns, readings, or even photograph/video slide shows commemorating the deceased.
Furthermore, it is common practice in a lot of funeral services to be broadcast online so that people who are unable to attend in person can watch the service.
Once the service is completed, your loved one’s coffin will be covered by a curtain as their coffin is cremated. You will be able to collect their ashes a day or two following the funeral.
If your loved one is going to be buried, then the pallbearers will return the coffin to the hearse for another procession to get the coffin to the burial plot.
Once the funeral ceremony is done and the coffin has arrived at the burial plot, then the coffin will be placed on wooden planks by the grave.
A few final words and/or prayers will be shared before the coffin is lowered carefully into the grave by the pallbearers. The actual burial stage of the funeral is much shorter than the funeral service itself.