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.

How To Successfully Plan Cremation Services


Cremation is always an option for honoring a loved one after they pass on. It's often favored for those on a tight budget. As long as you follow these protocols, you can successfully plan cremation services without facing a bunch of obstacles.

Respect All Wishes of the Deceased

If the loved one that has passed on had wishes for what was to be done with their ashes, then it's important to respect them. You'll then feel more at peace about this entire experience because you're doing what the loved one would have wanted you to do.

It might be doing something in particular with their ashes, such as putting them in a beautiful urn or spreading them out at a specific destination. They may have also wanted a particular type of cremation ceremony. Just try to recall these wishes before planning anything with a crematory. 

Create a Budget

Even though cremation is way more affordable than a traditional funeral involving a casket and burial, it's still smart to budget for cremation services. Then costs won't have the chance to get out of control and get to be more than you can afford.

Setting a concrete budget will be a lot easier if you just get assistance from the crematorium that you end up choosing. They can see how much money you want to spend on various things — such as the urn and ceremony — and plan cremation services around this target financial figure.

Opt Into a Package

If you would like to have a service even though you're loved one is being cremated, then it's a good idea to opt into a package. It will include a lot of different cremation services for an all-inclusive price. This makes it easier to keep track of the costs of having a loved one cremated, as well as helps you save some money.

You just need to get together with the crematorium director and see what packages they currently have available. They might include viewing ceremonies, ash distribution assistance, and urn selection advice. You just need to look for services that make sense for your needs and budget.

If you're planing to go with cremation for a loved one instead of having them buried in a casket, it's important to plan out this process carefully with your family. Then you won't be prone to making mistakes or having regrets later after cremation concludes.

For more information on cremation, contact a professional near you.


1 July 2022