At some funerals, the coffin is brought in as part of a processional. The officiant and the choir (if any) lead the funeral procession. Directly followed by the honorary pallbearers, two by two, preceding the coffin brought by assistants from the funeral home, or the pallbearers carry the coffin. Unless they have chosen to be seated beforehand, the family comes next; chief mourner(s) first walking with whomever he or she chooses. Close friends may follow, completing the procession. The family and pallbearers occupy the front rows with friends filling vacant places on either side. The service begins when everyone is seated. At memorial services and at a funeral where the coffin or urn is already present, there is no processional. In these cases, the service starts after the family and officiant enter, usually from a front side or door.