Planning a funeral is never an easy process, especially if it's for someone you love. There can be a lot of pressure to ensure that the service runs smoothly and perfectly honors them — which makes it natural to sometimes make mistakes while planning. To help make sure you don't stumble along your way, here are some of the most common errors people tend to make when planning funerals — and how best to avoid them.
18 April 2023
Over the last few decades, cremation has become a more popular option for the disposition of bodies after death. Sometimes the decedent chooses the process, and other times the choice is that of the remaining family or friends. No matter who makes the cremation decision, there are often questions from other family members. One of the most pressing questions is how you know the ashes you receive back are those of your loved one.
17 January 2023
There is no right or wrong way to determine what happens to your body after you die. The choice is wholly personal. Cremation, however, is an increasingly popular option for those who wish to forego a traditional burial. There are many reasons why someone might choose cremation and reasons why others may not. Here's what you need to know to make an informed decision about what is right for you or your loved one.
27 September 2022
Choosing a cemetery monument for your loved one's burial plot can be a difficult time. Not only are you grieving your loss, but you might be wondering what sort of headstone you can afford—if your loved one didn't make the necessary financial arrangements themselves. You want a headstone that has a classical appearance, but you must stay within your predetermined budget. What's the best way to get a time-honored style of monument without exhausting your savings?
8 July 2022
Arranging for funeral services after the death of a loved one is a big responsibility. There are a few rules you should follow to make sure that you're handling this responsibility properly and taking full advantage of the funeral services available in your area. The following are four rules to follow when you're in need of funeral services. Make sure you're doing things according to the wishes of the deceased
13 April 2022
Whether someone is planning a funeral for someone they have recently lost or they are doing some pre-planning for themselves, you can be helpful to someone as they explore funeral homes and start the often-emotional funeral planning process. Funeral services can be difficult to plan for someone who is so dramatically impacted by the death of a loved one, so stepping in to help a loved one make rational and timely decisions can make the planning process much easier.
7 February 2022
Some people think about their loved ones and believe the only way to memorialize them is through a funeral or through scattering their remains. There are many other ways to memorialize your loved one. Some of these ways can be as unique as the loved one you are missing so terribly. Here are a few of those ways and what you should know about each one. Tattoo Many people use a tattoo to help memorialize their lost loved ones.
12 November 2021