When a loved one passes away, it's typical for those they left behind to have to quickly make some decisions about their funeral. Instead of being able to grieve with friends and family, they need to pick out flowers, caskets, and various details to ensure that it is everything the deceased would have wanted. Don't make your friends and family go through that if they don't have to. Be sure to plan these 3 things about your funeral.
Select The Casket
A large cost of a funeral will be the casket, with a variety of options available that range from ornate looking caskets to ones that are very simple. If you are environmentally conscious, you may decide on a casket made out of recycled materials. If you prepay for the casket, it will make sure that you get the exact casket you had in mind and ease your family from the potential financial burden to get the casket you would have wanted.
Select The Location
The burial location is not always an easy decision, especially if you did not let people know what you had in mind. There may be a conflict about where you will be buried, such as if your spouse wanted to be buried near family members. There can also be issues with a lack of availability. For example, if you wanted to be buried in a mausoleum, you may need to find a spot years in advance before all of the spots are taken. Working out the logistics of the burial location before you pass away will be one less decision that needs to be made by others.
You should also consider the location for the funeral service. Is your family centrally located in a certain part of the country? You may desire to have the funeral service close to those people so that they can attend. This will also affect where the burial location is, since you'll want it to be near by.
Select The Service
Are you a religious person? Do you have a particular scripture or hymn that resonates with you? It's possible that you'll want these things incorporated as part of your funeral service. Even if you are not religious, that can affect the service in the same way by determining the things that you don't want. You do not need to spell out an entire rundown of your funeral service, but planning the key parts of it can help guide friends in family in the direction of the type of service you wanted to have.
If you need help planning your funeral, work with a funeral director in your area.Share
8 April 2016
A couple of weeks ago, one of my dear family friend’s suffered the loss of her husband. After a brief illness, he passed away at a local hospital. Immediately after his passing, she started planning the funeral arrangements. She didn’t want his funeral to be a sad occasion. Instead, she wanted the service to celebrate his amazing life. She worked tirelessly with the professional staff at a local funeral home in order to plan the order and type of service for the funeral. On this blog, you will discover tips for planning a funeral service that will celebrate the life of your deceased loved one.