Planning your funeral in advance ensures that your wishes are fulfilled, but many people are unsure of how to even start the process. This is why BurialPlanning.com has put together a simple checklist for those who are planning a funeral. You can browse the different elements needed for 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:
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.
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 Planning Resources
Looking for more information on how to plan your funeral? Check out the links below:
Guide on Choosing Remembrance Quotes: Need to find a quote that encapsulates the life of a loved one (or even your own, if performing burial planning) for a eulogy, grave marker, or other need? This guide can help.