Are you considering pre-planning your funeral? If so, there are a few misconceptions to get out of the way so you can go through the process as an educated buyer. Take a look at some of the most common misconceptions about pre-planned funeral services.
Myth: You can’t make changes to your plans after they are made.
The funeral service arrangements you make now may not be the same funeral services you would make in the future. Read More»
If you choose cremation for a recently departed loved one, the funeral home will return the cremains (ashes) of the body to you. You must then decide what to do with them. Some people inter them into a grave after a brief graveside service. Others choose to scatter them over a favorite spot or into the sea. While those are excellent choices, there are also many unique ways to create the final destination for the cremains. Read More»
People choose to be cremated over traditional burial for many reasons. Whether it is for religious purposes, to save money, or simply a personal preference, cremation can bring about a few questions. Take a look at common questions people tend to have regarding cremation services as they make their own final arrangements.
Can you still have a funeral if you choose cremation?
In the event you prefer to be cremated, you can hold a funeral service before the cremation takes place. Read More»
Funeral planning is one of those things that first-timers can have a difficult time with. The process can seem overwhelming, and it’s easy to make mistakes. Funeral home directors see these mistakes and oversights all the time, and they do their best to help you avoid them. However, it’s important that you understand what you can expect right from the start. Here’s a look at a few of the things that you need to know about funeral planning to help you avoid some of the most common mistakes. Read More»
When you are planning your own funeral, you may feel a little weird at some points during the process. Whether you are planning for an event that you don’t anticipate occurring for many decades or facing the inevitable during a serious illness, it can be strange to plan a service that you won’t be around to witness. Many people forget to plan a very important part of the memorial service: the funeral program. Read More»
In this day and age, many people are opting to pre-plan and pre-pay for their final arrangements so their family does not have to feel stressed when they are mourning the loss of a loved one. If you have decided that you would like your body to be cremated after death, you may wonder what steps you have to take to ensure that your wishes are followed. Use the following tips to plan and fund cremation services: Read More»
While funerals are solemn occasions, some people choose to turn the wake and funeral into a celebration of the loved one’s life. Here are just a few ways you can take this idea and put it to work for your family.
Announce A Dress Code
Traditional funeral wear is modest and slightly dressy, such as suits and dark-colored dresses. However, if your loved one preferred a certain type of look, you may want to announce a dress code in the obituary. Read More»
Death is a tricky topic for anyone to discuss. The very idea of it can lead an otherwise stoic person to tears. When a family is in the midst of grief, it’s all the more difficult to discuss. When you attend the cremation services, you may feel compelled to talk at length to the family to show your support and express your love. This is the time when you need to put thought into what you say and how you say it. Read More»
While cremation is often proclaimed to be the eco-friendly alternative to in-ground burial, that doesn’t mean the process can’t be improved at all. In fact, there are several aspects of cremation that you can modify and customize to make your cremation even more eco-friendly. Here are four ways to affect your cremation’s environmental impact for the better.
1. Opt out of the viewing
Crematoriums allow you to choose whether you’ll have a viewing or a direct cremation, with which the remains are cremated first and the service is arranged later. Read More»
After the funeral and memorial service, you may be wondering what to do with the cremains of your loved one. An ash-scattering ceremony is one way to honor their memory and return them to a place that they loved in life. The following can help you plan the details.
Choose a location
The location you choose should be one that was important to your loved one or significant in some way. Read More»