Here are the two surprising facts about funeral homes.
Funeral homes can be used for celebration-centred funeral services as well as sombre ones
When some people die, their nearest and dearest prefer to have services that are celebratory in nature and focus on the many wonderful aspects of their passed-on relative. However, many people who want to organise this type of celebration-centred service shy away from booking rooms at funeral homes, because they think that these places have sad and dreary atmospheres and that it would, therefore, be impossible to have a celebratory funeral service at such a place.
This is not really true. Whilst most funeral homes have a respectfully solemn air to them, their staff are perfectly capable of helping clients who want this type of service to host it. Because most funeral service rooms on these premises are very simply furnished, the client can easily change their ambience and make them look and feel uplifting, bright and lovely if they want to. Garlands consisting of fairy lights and colourful flowers, the presence of a musician playing cheerful music and the gathering together of people who want to give their deceased friend or relative a wonderful goodbye party can give a seemingly-solemn room a positive and energetic atmosphere.
Funeral homes are not all exactly the same
Lots of people who need to use funeral home services don't believe it's necessary to view more than one in their local area, because they think that all funeral homes are the same. In reality, whilst the general nature of the services provided by funeral homes doesn't differ too drastically from one place to another, these businesses can be quite different from each other in many respects.
For example, some of them may be able to accommodate much larger funerals and may offer bespoke coffin design services, whilst others might cater only to those who need to host smaller funeral services and might provide a modest selection of readymade coffins. Additionally, whilst some funeral home owners provide their clients with referrals for things like the designing of the gravestone and the organising of a cremation, others have their own gravestone designers and crematoriums, and so can provide these as in-house services. Because of this, those who require funeral services should explore their options, as it's quite possible that a funeral home beyond their nearest local one might be better able to help them have the specific funeral service they want.