You may have been to a funeral or two, and you may have a pretty good understanding of what takes place behind the curtains and closed doors. However, if you are like most people, there are a few things that pique your curiosity about the whole funeral preparation process. You may never ask out loud, but that does not mean you do not want to know. Here are a few of the most common curiosities concerning funeral home practices.
15 July 2015
It may not be necessary to plan and pay for your funeral in advance, but it is definitely a good idea. If you are like a lot of people, you put off planning the funeral because you do not want to take on an extra expense. Planning and paying for your funeral in advance may be another bill, but it does not have to be as costly as you may think.
19 June 2015
Don't deny your deceased family member a nice funeral service because they were cremated. There are a number of special ways to honor them in a service that celebrates their life and brings some closure to the family. According to the National Funeral Directors Association, by 2017 almost 50 percent of the people needing funeral arrangements will choose cremation. With more people choosing cremation, there is a need to be creative with the funeral arrangements.
18 June 2015
Planning a funeral presents you with a multitude of choices to make, so it helps to be educated beforehand about some of the decisions that you will need to make. if you decide to be buried in a casket and be buried in a cemetery then you will need to decide on a final resting vessel that will house your body. There are many different types of caskets that can be selected, so here is a quick checklist that you can look over to select the casket that works best for you:
15 June 2015
If you are planning on attending a loved one's funeral, will you bring your child? There are some good reasons to bring them with you, while in other situations it isn't the best idea. Here are some tips for deciding if you should bring your child or not. How old is your child? Age is probably one of the most important factors when deciding if you should bring your child to a funeral.
20 May 2015
In an effort to take the burden off your family when it comes to planning your funeral and cremation, you can complete the process in advance. However, it is essential that you understand what all is involved in the cremation process, before committing to this option. The guide below provides information on the various cremation selections available: Cremated Remains Options There are quite a few different options to consider when determining what to do with cremated remains.
18 May 2015
Dealing with arranging a funeral can be a stressful time, especially when you start to take into account all of the expense that comes with it. If you find that you are a little worried about the cost of paying funeral expenses that you need to plan, you will want to take a look at the following tips. Buy The Casket Elsewhere Too many people automatically assume that they have to purchase the casket from the funeral home that they are using.
18 May 2015
Finding the right cemetery is a big part of your funeral re-planning. It can take some time because cemeteries can be owned and managed by private businesses, municipalities, churches and other non-profit organizations. The funeral home you're working with will have a list of cemeteries to get you started. Here are some things to consider as you work through that list to find the cemetery that fits your needs. Different Owners Mean Various Rules
14 May 2015
It has become a completely accepted practice that when a loved one dies, the next of kin has to find and hire the services of a funeral home. Although it is rarely a question of why you would do this, overtly curious people may still beg the question. If you are someone who does not know why this practice has become ingrained in American society, here are three reasons for hiring a funeral home for your recently deceased relative.
14 May 2015
Gone are the days that you're expected to wear black clothing when you attend a funeral service, but not having to wear black isn't an excuse to dress down for this solemn occasion. Figuring out the right outfit before you visit the funeral home ensures that you dress in a manner that's respectful to the family in mourning and that you don't feel out of place. The general rule to follow for funeral attire is to keep your outfit subdued and respectful.
14 May 2015