Considerations for Using a Broadcast Funeral Service

There may be times when you may have an unexpected funeral. These unexpected deaths and preparation for the death tend to lead two decisions you may not normally consider. One of those decisions may be how to ensure that family and friends can pay respects when they are unable to attend a funeral on short notice. One of the ways to do this is with a broadcast funeral service or funeral webcast. If you are unfamiliar with this type of funeral service option, here are a few things to consider.

Live Streaming

The first consideration is the timing of a funeral webcast or broadcast funeral service. One of the terms you will hear is live streaming. What this means is that the funeral will be played on the Internet site of the funeral home through a webcast link, or will be played on a social media channel of your choosing. In most cases, the funeral webcast will be done at the time of the funeral. This means that someone who cannot make it to the funeral can watch the funeral as it is happening live.

Archived Service

Another term your funeral director may mention is an archived service. What archive services refer to is the service after the funeral has been completed. For example, you may have your loved one's funeral service at noon on a Saturday. However, there may be many people who were unable to attend or watch that live stream. In this case, the funeral webcast can be archived by the funeral home. When someone is unable to watch it, they can then go in and look for the date and time as well as the name of the funeral service. They can then click on the link and watch the funeral service when they are available.

Budgeting Considerations

There are several considerations when it comes to budgeting and funeral webcasts. In some cases, a funeral home may offer a funeral webcast in a cheaper category than a traditional funeral service. This has to do with the capacity of the people that will be in the funeral home as well as any other additional services that you may forgo in lieu of the webcast. Some funeral homes will offer a steeper discount while others will consider the webcast to be simply part of the funeral service being provided. In order to determine if the webcast is a cheaper option for you, you will need to discuss that with your funeral director at the time of your funeral planning and consultation.

These are just a few of the considerations when it comes to funeral broadcast services or to funeral webcasting. If you believe that this would be an option suitable for your family and needs, contact your local funeral director. They can consult with you over the phone or in a face-to-face consultation. They will also be able to answer your questions and questions regarding fees and payment.

For more information, contact a funeral home that offers broadcast funeral services.