When you're talking about your funeral wishes with your family members, it's important to view this as a time to share every specific request that you have concerning your funeral service. Many people think to decide who they'd like to give their eulogy at the funeral but may leave things there. It's worthwhile, however, to speak with this person and discuss the approach that he or she will take. Giving a eulogy is a major honor, but you want to be sure that the person's remarks are suitable to you, even if you're not there to hear them.
2 March 2018
Anyone who is planning his or her own funeral likely wants to make the event one to remember. Meticulously checking off a long list of tasks will ensure that once you've passed away and your funeral takes place, it will properly represent who you were. If you're someone who eschews formality, the idea of having well-wishers show up in suits and dresses might not resonate with you. Although formal attire is common at funerals, there's nothing wrong with requesting that people show up in casual clothing.
21 February 2018
When someone close to you passes away, you likely expect to attend the funeral service, as well as the visitation and the burial. What you might not expect, however, is that you could end up attending the cremation. If the deceased's immediate family is having their late loved one cremated, it might be possible that the family will want certain people to attend the cremation. Generally, due to size constraints, attendees are usually family members or extremely close friends.
26 November 2017
If your loved one served in the military, you may be wondering if the Veteran's Administration (VA) will pay for some or all of the individual's funeral expenses. While it is true the VA will give families money to bury or cremate their loved ones, it's not as much as you would think and certain conditions for receiving the money apply. Here's what you need to know. VA Burial Benefits
4 November 2017
While you may not want to think about your own funeral, it's a good idea to do the planning during your lifetime. This allows you to have full control over the decision-making process and gives you time to think through decisions carefully. When planning, a funeral planning professional can make the process easier and less scary. Keep reading to learn some things to consider when handling your own funeral planning needs:
10 October 2017
When planning the funeral for a loved one, you have the option of hosting the services at a funeral home or at home. Should you choose to host the services at home, your funeral director can provide assistance in setting up and making other arrangements as they become necessary. You may find that an at-home funeral is more comforting for you and your family members. If this is the case for you, here are some things to consider as you plan.
2 October 2017
If you've recently lost a spouse, parent, child, sibling, or another close relative, you may feel as though you're floating through a nightmare. The process of coping with a death, whether a sudden or expected one, can leave you wondering whether you'll ever feel anything close to normal again. But even those who are in tremendous emotional distress may shy away from the thought of grief counseling or sharing their pain with near-strangers.
24 September 2017