Planning A Beautiful Service

When my grandmother passed away, I was astonished to learn that I had been named the executor of her estate. After splitting up her belongings amongst my aunts and uncles, I turned my attention to planning her funeral. I didn't know where to start. Fortunately, I was able to find an excellent funeral home that understood how to help people plan beautiful memorial services. It was amazing to go through the process of planning the music, the speakers, and even the set-up of the room. This blog is all about planning gorgeous memorial services for the people that you love so that you aren't left grappling with difficult decisions.

Pre-Planning Your Funeral? Tips For Planning Inexpensive Funeral Arrangements


If you are pre-planning your funeral to make it easier for your family when you die, you can help them save money by planning for inexpensive funeral arrangements. There are many ways you can do this, which are listed below:


Cremating your body is less expensive than having a burial. The average cost of a funeral today is approximately $6,500. Add in the burial vault, and the funeral will be over $7,000. In most cases, you can save one third of this amount by telling your family you want to be cremated. A cremation urn is much less expensive than a casket, and you can tell your family where you want them to scatter your ashes. If they ask to keep your ashes, they can keep them in a necklace, also known as memorial jewelry. They could also have your ashes added to paint to paint a picture, have them put in the lead of pencils, hand blown glass, or even put them into a vinyl record.

Donate Body

If you would like to donate your organs, some medical institutions will take your body, remove the organs donated, and then cremate your body for free. They will then send your ashes to your family members. This is a great way for you to help many people, and your family will not have to pay to have you cremated.


One expensive item that will be purchased for your funeral is your casket. Tell your family members to look online for caskets, as they may find them much less expensive. Your family members do not have to purchase the casket from the funeral home. If you are being cremated, your family can rent a casket for the funeral instead of purchasing one if they are scattering your ashes.

You may have heard that sealed caskets can preserve your body, and sealed caskets are much more expensive. The truth is, however, a sealed casket will not preserve your body any better than one that is unsealed.

If you are eco-friendly, you can choose a casket made out of pine or cardboard. If your family feels awkward about having this type of casket at the funeral, tell them to tell everyone you wanted a casket that was biodegradable, which is much better for the environment.

You should also speak with many different funeral directors in your area to find the funeral home that is the least expensive. To find out more about funerals, speak with a business like Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.


4 December 2015