Plan a Funeral
Most people don’t think about how to plan a funeral service until someone close to them dies, and by then they are in an emotional state and might not be making rational decisions. Therefore, it is beneficial to think about a how to plan a funeral before one actually has to do it. It is also wise to plan your own funeral ahead of time not only for financial reasons but to save your loved ones from having to plan your funeral. There are several things to keep in mind when planning a funeral service.
A funeral service is a final way of giving meaning to a person’s life. Family and friends offer memories of the deceased while offering comfort to each other. Planning a funeral also can be a big expense, so it’s important to plan ahead and consider the options.
Some funeral services are more formal, and some are more informal. If you don’t preplan your own funeral, it is important to share your wishes with loved ones so that when it is time for them to plan your service they know what you would like.
One consideration when planning a funeral service is to decide if the deceased will be buried or cremated. If they are being buried, the funeral service is usually held at the funeral home, but can also be held at a place of worship or other types of gathering places. A cemetery plot can be purchased ahead of time, or at the time of the person’s death.
Another consideration in planning a funeral is to consider the type of urn or casket. These items vary greatly in price, and are an important financial consideration in funeral planning. This is one advantage to planning a funeral ahead of time, so as not to have to make this big financial decision while in an emotional state.
The funeral director will be able to help with many decisions that the funeral planner might not think of, like whether to have an open casket or closed casket. Also to consider, any hymns, songs, music, or poems to be performed and who will perform them.
Planning a funeral service can be costly and emotional, but with the above considerations in mind it doesn’t have to wreak havoc on your finances or state of well-being to plan a funeral.