Pre-planning a funeral is a great way to allow your family to grieve without having to figure out what you wanted to have done with your body. There are a number of important decisions that need to be made when planning a funeral and you can sit down with a funeral director to get everything finalized. Here is a list of three important things that you need to do when you pre-plan a funeral service.
Select The Viewing & Service
Typically when someone passes away there is a viewing of the body to give friends and family one last chance to say their goodbye. If you wish you can have an open public viewing of the body where anyone can come and pay their respects to you after death. Make sure that you if you choose a public viewing you get an obituary published in the newspaper to alert the public of your passing. Also let the funeral director know if you wish to have a religious funeral service with a particular type of scripture read by a religious official before committing the body to rest.
Buy A Cemetery Plot From A Cemetery
If you wish to be buried then you will need to go out and pick out a cemetery plot. A funeral director will meet with you to go over your options and help you make an informed decision.
Pick Out A Headstone To Commemorate The Grave Site
The headstone is a granite or stone marker that is set at the burial site to allow loved ones to be able to easily find your grave site. The headstone is typically inscribed with details about the deceased person, such as date of birth, date of death, full birth name, a little religious scripture or personal message. You can also get headstones that have your photo embedded inside the headstone to give your loved one a photo to remember you by at the site of your grave. Consider what type of costs are associated with the materials that the headstone is made out of and that granite must be inscribed using a sandblaster so it typically costs higher than a regular metal tombstone.
Once you have decided what you want to do when you pass away, you should make an appointment with a funeral director to finalize all he funeral plans. The funeral director will then have a proper plan in plan that they will execute to your exact specifications to ensure you get the funeral service you wanted.
For more information, contact a funeral home such as the Foster-Warne Funeral Home.