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Even though every funeral is different, most services often follow a similar funeral planning checklist. While common steps like selecting a casket, purchasing flowers, or choosing a burial plot may seem easy, there are also many common funeral planning mistakes people make during this process.

Most people understand the importance of writing a will and choosing an executor to manage the estate. But do you know what the executor of an estate is responsible for? If someone chooses you to be their estate’s executor, this should be considered an honor. As the executor of an estate, you will be responsible for many different duties. Click here to learn more about this role and what the job entails.

If you need to learn about anything, Google is the tool that connects you to the websites that answer that question. When you start to search something, Google uses the data from the billions of searches it processes every day to populate results and suggest the most popular questions being asked. We’ve decided to answer the most popular questions being asked about funeral directors on Google.

Death and end of life planning is something that a lot of people choose to avoid thinking about at all costs. For many people, scenes from television shows or movies about death and funerals have influenced what we think about death and end of life care. Thanks to our friends in Hollywood, this has led to many misconceptions and funeral myths that people believe to be true.

Unexpected Loss & How to Cope With Your Grief  Originally published by Westchester Funeral Home Blog The sudden death of a loved one can be a difficult experience. Although we all know that death is a part of everyone’s life, the sudden death of a loved one will still be emotional nonetheless. It’s important to

Nowadays, it is almost impossible to go to a funeral service without seeing flowers displayed. Even if you are unable to attend the service, many people choose to send flowers to express their condolences and be a part of the day nonetheless. To help you understand funeral flowers and everything you need to know about them, we’ve have created this helpful guide to assist you.

The food you serve at a funeral is an important part of any service. Families no longer want to mingle over plain old sandwiches. Funeral food has become the main event of some services with loved ones looking for food that wows as they celebrate the life of their loved one. Check out the latest funeral food trends that are transforming funeral services.

Traditional funerals, a celebration of life, or a memorial service are each distinctly different in their own ways. Whether you have been to one funeral or several, navigating these waters is never the same. The following are general rules for basic funeral behaviour. By following our funeral etiquette guidelines, you will feel prepared and ready for the service.

Casual, formal, business professional? While there is no specific dress code, wearing something that errs on the conservative side is always the safer bet. A funeral is a time to show your respect as you honor the life of the deceased, and your clothing should reflect that.

Spreading the cremation ashes of a loved one can be both meaningful and therapeutic. If you are interested in holding an ash scattering ceremony, click here to learn about popular ash scattering options.