Are you wondering how to plan a funeral after losing a loved one? This can be an extremely difficult time and it can be difficult to know where to start when planning a funeral.

For some tips and tricks as well as some important steps you should prepare for when planning a funeral, keep reading. Make this process as smooth as possible for you and your family members with this guide.

How to Plan a Funeral: 3 Important Steps

Determine What Kind of Service You Would Like

There are a few different types of remembrance services you can have for a funeral. Some who chose to have a traditional burial may choose to have a visitation before the funeral service. This is a time in which family and friends can say goodbye to their loved ones while also offering condolences to friends and family.

On the other hand, if cremation is chosen for the disposition can also have a funeral service and a visitation if they wish. In some cases, families choose to have a memorial service that will take place after the funeral regardless of the chosen disposition type. The service you choose will depend on how you wish to remember and honour the life that was lived. A great way to be able to express what you want is by getting a funeral plan. Not only does it help financially by paying for things in advance, but you can express your wishes as to what you would want. The sadness, can take a lot of the stress away.  

All in all, you should figure out ways to personalize the funeral service to make for a meaningful and healing experience for all who attend. You may want to honour them in a specific way that would honour them, such as preparing a personalized obituary, eulogy, or reading that captures the loved one’s essence and importance.

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Choose a Final Place of Rest

It’s important to plan and determine a final resting place for your loved one. Burial plots are an option for those who choose a traditional burial as well as those that choose to be cremated. The options available for those that are cremated vary so it’s wise to examine your options to find the best fit for you.

Some chose to scatter creation remains in a place that is sacred to them or their lost loved ones. Others chose to keep cremation remains in a mausoleum or columbarium, although there are a variety of other options. Others prefer to keep their loved one’s remains at home for some time, however, this should not be a long-term solution.

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Choose a Payment Method

In some cases, a loved one will have preplanned or pre-financed their funeral and costs. However, even if this is so, there may be some expenses that you will have to pay out of pocket that were not originally planned for.  Many people have Funeral Expense Insurance, which helps loved ones with any large bills that a funeral might leave them after their death. Regardless of whether the funeral is financed or not, it’s important to make sure you have a payment plan and method in place to finance the funeral costs.

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