Planning a Memorial Service

  • 3 Creative Things To Do With Your Ashes After Cremation

    15 August 2017

    While no one likes to think about death, it's important that you give your final wishes some thought so that you can advise your loved ones on how you want your affairs to be handled after your own death. More and more people are opting to have their bodies cremated after death. Cremation provides you with a number of creative ways to preserve your memory after your passing. Here are three unique things that you might want to consider having your friends and family members do with your ashes.

  • 4 Considerations To Make When Thinking Ahead About Your Own Funeral

    29 July 2017

    While death is a difficult subject to talk about, we all have to deal with death at various times throughout our lifetime. It's a good idea to take some time to plan your own affairs while you're still alive so that your wishes are respected later on down the road. If you're struggling to talk about these types of decisions, a funeral planner can help you better understand your options and start to feel more comfortable having these talks.

  • Suggestions For Advising Family Members About The Death Of A Loved One

    19 July 2017

    If you have an immediate family member who passes away, you'll soon be busy overseeing the funeral arrangements. It's handy to have family members help with various elements of the arrangements, whether it's drafting up the obituary, putting together photos for the funeral service, and more. Before the members of your extended family can help, however, you'll need to let them know about your loved one's passing — and there's a right way and a wrong way to do so.

  • Visit A Cemetery To Help Decide What You Want For Your Headstone

    28 June 2017

    One of the things that you'll need to think about when you're preplanning your funeral arrangements is what type of headstone you want to have. Whether you wish to be buried in a casket or cremated and have your remains buried in an urn, your headstone will be a spot at which family members will gather to remember you for years to come. As such, you'll want to pick the right headstone.

  • Tips For Planning Your Own Funeral

    25 May 2017

    More and more people are starting to plan their own funerals. This is not because they are morbid, but rather because they may want to take the burden off of their loved ones, they want to save them money, or both. Either way, if you have been thinking about planning your own funeral, you will want to keep reading. Making use of the following tips can help you with the process.

  • Closed Casket Funeral Services: Basic Understanding For Funeral Guests

    25 May 2017

    It is something that many people do not want to face but does happen to everyone, so there is a pretty good chance that you will attend many funerals or cremation services throughout your life when someone you know passes away. As you attend the funerals for different individuals, it is only human to find yourself with questions about certain differences in services. This is especially true when it comes to open or closed casket funeral services.

  • Honor A Special Man With Some Fine Funeral Flower Ideas

    13 May 2017

    It is appropriate to send flowers for the funeral of a man, but what exactly do you send? Florists have can create something dignified and masculine, and that will pay homage to the special person that has passed. Talk with floral designers about the individual's job, hobbies, and occasion to help them put together the perfect tribute. Some funeral floral arrangement ideas for a special man are: A stately wreath. Ask your florist about creating a simple wreath, from grapevine or balsam, and accenting it with just a few fresh flowers for the funeral.