There are no exact rules to follow to create a meaningful funeral ceremony, yet there are many rituals which may be helpful and appropriate.
The choice is yours to make because everybody has different needs.
It is normal for family and friends to participate in the funeral ceremony to offer support, share memories, express grief, and be tolerant of each other’s emotional and physical limitations.
You can decide whether or not to hold an open casket ceremony.
You may plan the funeral ceremony to reflect the spiritual beliefs of those involved in the ceremony as well as to show respect for the beliefs of the one who has passed away.