4 Things To Decide Before Planning Your Own Funeral


While you may not like the idea of thinking about your death and future funeral needs, it can be very beneficial to do so. Many people put off their funeral planning because they're too scared to make difficult and important decisions. If you're unsure what to consider when planning your own funeral, take a look at the information below. Doing the planning work now can make things a lot easier later in life.

Do You Want to Be Buried or Cremated?

One of the most important decisions that you will have to make is deciding whether you want to be buried or cremated. If you don't have any particular religious beliefs or are unsure which option is best for you, a funeral planner can help you better understand each choice as well as the benefits to each.

How Much Do You Want to Spend?

Funerals can quickly add up before you even realize it. Some people never plan, and then their loved ones are left to pay for their funeral costs. Doing your planning now gives you the chance to set a budget and stick to it. You can also prepare for the costs and can start to make payments now so that your loved ones don't have to carry the financial burden for you later in life.

How Will Your Service Honor You?

When you plan your own funeral, you have complete control over all aspects of it. You can choose whether you'd like music to be played, what photographs you'd like displayed, and who you'd like to speak at your service. Now is your chance to really think about how you will be honored at your funeral. You can outline these goals with the help of a funeral planner so that your service reflects the life that you lived.

Will Your Funeral Be Public or Private?

You can decide whether you'd like a public service or a very private one. This depends on how private you are and who all you want to be part of this event. A funeral director can help you better make this choice. It's a good idea to plan this aspect of your funeral now so that the right people attend your service.

Funeral planning is easier and less scary than you likely think. The above considerations can help you better plan for your own service. If you have any questions, or if you're ready to start planning, contact a funeral home, like Paul O'Connor Funeral Home Ltd, today. 


13 November 2015

Understanding The Funeral Planning Process

Hi everyone, my name is Sari Blakenship. My first time visiting a funeral home was an extremely comforting experience. Although I was blindsided by the death of my loved one, the funeral director helped me through the planning process without taking advantage of my grief. I was allowed to work at my own pace to cope with the grief in a healthy way. I was never rushed or pressured, despite the necessary timeline. Whenever I couldn't move forward, the funeral director held my hand and offered words of comfort. I would like to share each step of the funeral planning process to help others through this difficult process. Planning a funeral takes a lot of thought and time during a particularly difficult period. Please visit whenever you need a hand.