A Bittersweet Goodbye: A Blog About Funerals

Funeral Arrangements Every Adult Should Make

Funeral arrangements and end-of-life planning are not topics many people want to discuss. Making these types of plans or arrangements is something everyone must face at some point. By having the arrangements in place you can ensure your family or friends can mourn for you without worrying about arrangement details. You can also ensure you have the arrangements you chose. Here are some of the funeral arrangements that every adult should make to prepare for the future. 

Burial Site 

The first thing you should do when making funeral arrangements is choosing a funeral plot or burial site. Most funeral homes do offer a cemetery that is networked or connected directly with the funeral home itself. You can also choose a burial site based on family plots or on your own wishes. Once you choose a site, you will need to arrange and purchase a burial plot. Once you have the burial plot in mind and purchased, you can move on to other steps in the funeral arrangement process.

Type of Service

With your burial plot taken care of, the next step is to choose the type of service you would like to have. You have several choices available, but the two most common or traditional burial services and cremation. Each has different options and arrangements that should be made. For example, a cremation service will consist of the cremation as well as the urn and a ceremony if you choose. The traditional burial will include the service and burial along with other options you may choose. 

Headstone or Urn

If you choose to go with a prepaid funeral arrangement package from your funeral home, one of your final choices will be the type of headstone or urn you want. In most cases, your funeral director will have several options available to you. These options will either be viewable in a catalog or in a special viewing room. This is where you can decide on the material for your casket or urn and any upgrades you would like them to have. 

A funeral home director can help you when you are ready to discuss your plans. They will help you by providing a checklist of the funeral arrangements that should be made. They can also discuss specific requirements you have for your funeral arrangements. If there are any upgrades or customized options available, your funeral director will notify you. Once your arrangements are finalized, you can pay for the service or arrange payment through a burial policy or other insurance option.