How Do I Pre-Plan a Funeral?

April 4, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Have you ever thought of pre-planning your funeral, or do you want to let your family handle that after you have passed on? One of the advantages of pre-planning your funeral is that it takes a few financial and logistical burdens off your family members. You also get the kind of funeral you have always wanted. But with that said, that does not mean you should feel pressured to do it. While some find it easy to plan their funerals, it is okay if you find it too overwhelming to plan your own funeral. Still, you can let your family know some of the aspects of how you want it to go. It will make things smoother for everyone.

Cremation, Burial or Donation

When you are ready to pre-plan your funeral, the biggest decision will be letting your loved ones know whether you want to be buried or cremated. You can also put your wishes in a letter to the family or in your will. Just ensure that someone knows this to prevent additional stress during an already difficult time. And if you do not care what your family does with your body, state that as well.

Choosing a Funeral Director

You can find a funeral home that you like and work with the funeral director in making funeral arrangements. The director will help you buy any goods and services you need for the memorial service, funeral, cremation or burial. If you are being buried, the director will help you purchase a burial plot. If you are being cremated, the director can help you find a crematory for the cremation.

Payment Method

It is common to pre-pay for the products and services that will be needed for your funeral. Most funeral homes have different modes of payment. Find one you are comfortable with.

Cremation and Burial Products

Here is a list of the products that will be needed, whether for burial or cremation:

  • Casket
  • Cremation casket
  • Urn
  • A burial vault or grave liner

Cemetery Arrangement

You can either approach a cemetery directly or work with the director to help you find a cemetery. Some of the things to consider include:

  • Find a cemetery
  • Determine whether you want multiple slots for the future as well
  • Visit the cemetery

Personalize Your Funeral or Memorial Service

You can personalize your funeral or memorial service by doing the following:

  • Choosing the location
  • Choosing the participants
  • Choosing the officiant
  • Making a list of the guests you want to be invited
  • Designing any other elements like music and flowers

What Type of Service Do You Want?

Memorial services, funerals and graveside services are the most popular. But you can also request a home service. There are also other activities like wakes, visitations and viewings, which are often held before the service. You can decide where you want it to be held, what songs will be played, and the readings you want for the service.

This is a breakdown of what you will have to decide on when making pre-funeral arrangements. This small setup will make a huge difference to the family once you pass on. And with the help of ICS Cremation & Funeral Home, your pre-arrangements can go smoothly. We offer a wide variety of services to cater to different preferences.

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