Tips For Planning Your Own Funeral


More and more people are starting to realize the benefits that come from planning their own funeral. You get to not only ensure that your funeral will be everything that you would have wanted, but that the expense of it all is taken care of as well. When you pay for your own funeral in advance, you are locking in today's prices instead of having your loved ones deal with the inflated prices many years from now. If you are ready to start planning your own funeral, you will want to read through the following tips.

Shop Around For Your Casket

The nice thing about shopping for your own casket is that you can really take the time to find exactly what you want. You might not automatically know what kind of casket you should get, but once you start doing some comparison shopping, it will be no time at all until you find that you have some preferences. For example, you might decide that you like a plain wooden casket or a rose pink stainless steel casket. No matter what you want, you can buy it now and store it until it is needed.

Find Your Final Resting Place

If you want to be buried, you can find a cemetery that you like and buy a burial plot there. Then again, if you would rather be cremated, then you will want to let the funeral home know and pick out an urn that your ashes can be placed in.

Tell Your Loved Ones

It is important to make sure that you are talking to your next of kin so they know that all of your funeral planning will have already be taken care of when you pass away. Give them the contact information of the funeral home that you made arrangements with and let them know where you have your casket stored. This way, they will be able to retrieve the casket and deliver it to the funeral home so you can be placed in it for the viewing.

With those few tips in mind, it would be a good idea to make sure that you are getting this process started. This way, you will have plenty of time to get everything planned out and organized, as well as get everything paid for. For some extra guidance, you will want to get in contact with the funeral home director at the funeral home where you would like your service to be held. They likely have had a lot of experience others like yourself make their own funeral arrangements and can make sure that you are not missing anything when it comes to planning what you want.


30 July 2019

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.