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Funeral Pre-Planning Checklist

Pre-planning your funeral ensures that your wishes are fulfilled, but many people are unsure of how tree in a cemetery with benchto even start the process. This is why has put together a simple checklist for those who are pre-planning a funeral. You can browse the different elements needed for pre-planning a funeral below, and you can also get a free information kit to learn more.

The Various Elements of a Pre-Planned Funeral

Whether you’re planning a funeral for a loved one or for yourself, there are many different options available, making it easy to overlook something. The decisions that need to be made for planning a funeral generally fall into the following categories:

  • Type of Burial: To start, you’ll want to choose what type of burial you would prefer. Some of these burial options include traditional in-ground burial, a cremation, or lawn crypt.
  • Funeral Services/Events: This category includes the actual ceremony that precedes the burial or cremation. For instance, would you prefer a memorial service followed by a graveside service, or a funeral service in your own home. Other options here include a wake prior to the funeral or a religious mourning event.
  • Burial Products: These products include casket vaults, flowers, an urn (if you choose cremation), and a headstone, among other products. This is also where you would choose specific options like the types of flowers, the engraved text on the headstone etc.
  • Choosing the Cemetery: Some already know the cemetery in which they wish to be buried, but if you’re not sure, you can check out an online directory to find cemeteries in your area.
  • Personal Touches: This final category allows you to personalize your funeral and burial even further. This is where you choose music and/or hymns for your service, who will be delivering readings and what readings, who will be delivering eulogies, who will be pallbearers etc.

Funeral Pre-Planning Resources

Looking for more information on how to pre-plan your funeral? Check out the links below: