Planning a Memorial Service

  • Need To Plan A Memorable Funeral On A Budget? Here's How To Do It

    2 December 2017

    If you have been placed in charge of putting together funeral services, but you are working within a tight budget, you might start to worry whether or not what you plan will be suitable and memorable enough. As long as you are making use of some or all of the following bits of advice, this should not be a major problem for you: Skip The Expensive Casket While some of the family and friends might glance over the casket, the expense of it is not usually something that crosses their mind.

  • 3 Things To Avoid Saying At A Friend's Funeral

    7 November 2017

    Death is a part of life, so you will most likely face the passing of a family member or friend at one point in your life. If you have not experienced loss, you may not be familiar with the etiquette rules to follow when you pay your respects at a visitation or funeral service. If you have recently lost a friend and will be paying your respects to the deceased's family members, here are a few things you should avoid saying at the funeral.

  • Planning For Your Own Future? 4 Strategies For Saving Money On Your Funeral Arrangements

    22 October 2017

    No one wants to think about it, but it's something that will eventually affect everyone. If you haven't started planning your funeral, you should. If you don't, your loved ones will be left to do it for you. Taking care of the preparations yourself will ensure that you get the funeral you want and that you save your family members the emotional toll that planning a funeral can take. Planning your own funeral can also save your family some money.

  • Five Ways To Memorialize A Loved One

    3 October 2017

    Memorializing a loved one is a bittersweet thing to do. On one side, grieving may stop you from doing this task. On the other, the desire to cling to the memory of your departed encourages you to think of creative ways to memorialize them. When you're looking at options for funerals and after, here are five creative ways to memorialize a loved one. Headstone Opting for a traditional headstone does not automatically mean you cannot get creative.

  • Four Reasons To Choose Cremation

    14 September 2017

    If you are considering pre-planning your funeral, you may be considering whether to choose cremation or burial. Cremation does come with a several benefits, and it might be worth going over them before you make your decision. Here are just some of the many benefits of choosing cremation. No Need For A Burial Plot It can sometimes be difficult for families to decide where a loved one should be laid to rest.

  • Things To Consider When Planning Your Funeral Arrangements In Advance

    4 September 2017

    Planning your funeral arrangements in advance is a thoughtful parting gift to your family. Planning a funeral of a loved one is very stressful and it has to be done at a time of sorrow which makes it even worse. You can spare your family the pain and stress by making all of the arrangements yourself and you can even pay for your funeral in advance. Here are some things you can have planned out.

  • 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.