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.

4 Little Known Facts About Funeral Planning


Planning a funeral can be a stressful time in your life. To add to it, you probably have never had to plan a funeral before, so you may not be aware of all your options to make it as stress-free and affordable as possible. Funerals are expensive, so it's important to know these four little known facts about planning a funeral for your loved one:

  1. You Are Able to Rent a Casket:  The casket is probably one of the most expensive parts of planning a funeral. For this reason, consider renting a casket for the ceremony from the funeral home. Most funeral homes provide this service, which can save you a great deal of money. Of course, this is only the right option for you if you want there to be a viewing at the funeral service but plan to cremate the body upon burial. 
  2. You Don't Have to Buy the Casket or Urn from the Funeral Home: The funeral home where you are holding the funeral will have casket options available for you if you plan on burying your loved one in a casket. They will also have urn options. However, just because you are having the funeral at a funeral home does not mean you have to buy the casket or urn from them. In fact, it may be cheaper to buy an urn or casket online. Just be aware that you will need to start shopping early to ensure that the casket or urn arrives on time. 
  3. You Can Customize the Service Package: Most funeral homes provide packages of services to their customers. However, these packages can often be customized so that you aren't paying for a service that you don't particularly care for. Be sure to take time to talk to the funeral home director one-on-one so that you have time to customize your options. 
  4. You Can Bring Along a Friend: When planning the funeral, you can bring along a friend who can support you while you are discussing the funeral options with the funeral director. The reason you should consider doing this is because your friend will most likely be a clearer state of mind because they haven't just lost a close loved one as you have. They will ensure that you are asking all the right questions and are not making emotionally-based purchases that you would have otherwise denied. 

When you know these little known facts about funeral planning, you can be sure that it goes as smoothly as possible without you spending a ton of money. Contact a business, such as Foster-Warne Funeral Home, for more information.   


31 July 2016