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 funeral planning 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 funeral pre-planning information guide to learn more.
The Various Elements of a Pre-planned Funeral
Whether you’re planning a funeral for a loved one or pre-planning a funeral 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 & Pre-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.