Funeral preparation is an emotional and often expensive process fraught with uncertainty. While it is preferable to talk about end-of-life wishes with loved ones ahead of time, many people avoid having this unpleasant conversation or never do so. The options and information surrounding funerals and interment can rapidly become overwhelming without some help at an already difficult time. That said, here are the top three funeral considerations for your loved one.
1. Choose a Reliable Funeral Home
The most important thing during the funeral is to provide your loved one with a beautiful and respectful ceremony. In addition to providing a variety of necessary services such as burial services, cremation services, memorial services, and celebrations of life, funeral homes also serve as resources for those grieving the loss of a loved one.
2. Compare Burial vs. Cremation
Recently, more and more people have been choosing cremation over burial because of its many advantages. Cremation is more affordable than a burial service, and it is also more convenient because it does not require a funeral plot or headstone. According to the National Funeral Directors Association, more than half of all Americans who die this year will be cremated. The association also predicts that in 20 years, nearly 80% will choose cremation. However, before deciding to cremate your loved one, it is important to consider their wishes and whether they wanted to be cremated.
3. Consider the Funeral Arrangements
Funeral arrangements can be very simple or very complex, depending on your wishes and budget. The most important thing to consider when making funeral arrangements is what your loved one would have wanted. You should also consider the amount of money you will spend on the funeral.
Funeral preparations are never easy, but by considering your loved one's wishes and taking the time to plan, you can make the process a little easier. Flinch and Bruns Funeral Home Inc believes in helping you create a meaningful funeral service that celebrates the life of your loved one. We offer a variety of funeral services and products to help you create a unique and personal funeral. Contact us today to learn more about our services.