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Since the introduction of funeral homes, it has been associated as a dark place wherein everyone who enters is in the state of mourning. The same vibe has been given off by funeral homes in Sydney but in Idaho they are trying to change this notion by creating party rooms. These rooms can be utilized by the grieving family to celebrate the life of the one who passed away by having a glass of wine and organizing other activities.
Cremations are now in demand because this option is less costly. This provides flexibility to the grieving families as the plan the memorial of their loved one. In Idaho, traditional burial is decreasing and people are no longer tied to wearing black.
According to a mortician and funeral home owner, Heidi Heil, people nowadays are no longer willing to spend ten thousand dollars for a traditional funeral. Majority of her clients are expressing their unwillingness to plan for an expensive funeral service. The younger generation, on the other hand, no longer felt that they should follow the traditional religious service but prefers to have casual events as a tribute to the deceased.
Funeral homes must adapt with these changes thus their offerings are also changing. Heil said that their job description has become more general that they are now considered to be event planners. They plan for the venue as well as the event.
Heil’s funeral home is already equipped with an outdoor patio and it also has an indoor kitchen. Regardless, the set up is still far from being an event centre thus she decided to apply for a liquor license back in 2013. This is because she has noted that many of her clients are craving for alcohol during these events.
Heil admitted that she thinks of herself as a visionary because she has already foreseen that people will eventually turn to cremation and traditional burial will gradually become a part of history. This is also something that many funeral homes in Sydney are in agreement with because they are already seeing how the tides have changed.