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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.

Although we know that life is not infinite, it’s important to understand why it is important to have a will. If you’re unsure how to write a will, we’ve broken down the different steps involved and discussed the benefits of writing a last will and testament.

A funeral arrangement meeting can often seem daunting or overwhelming but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve outlined what to expect and how to prepare.

Once a loved one’s remains have been cared for, you might find yourself wondering what do with ashes after cremation. What many people do not realize is there are far more options than storing the remains at home. Taking the time to plan a meaningful ash spreading ceremony can not only help you cope with grief but give your loved one a loving tribute.

How do you find a funeral home in your area to work with? If your answer is to simply Google something and pick one at random, you might be missing out. Click here to learn more about choosing a funeral home. We’ve covered things to look for as well as warning signs that should turn you away.

Did you know that in the 48 hours immediately following a loved one’s death, the deceased’s family could have to make up to 70 decisions? It can be an overwhelming situation, to say the least. In addition to dealing with the grief and stress of losing someone you love, you now have many important decisions to make in a limited amount of time. Click here to learn what to expect when making funeral arrangements.

Last year 2.7 million people passed away in the United States. With only about 1 out of every 5 deaths being preplanned, more than 2 million families had to plan a funeral service for their loved one. Burial or cremation service costs can add up quickly. We’ve broken down everything you need to know about funeral costs and provided some money saving tips.

While no two funerals are ever the same, the funeral planning checklist most people follow is almost always identical. For many of us, these steps are straightforward and seem like a no brainer. However, there are also many things that people often forget when planning a funeral.

Music is a powerful tool. It can help express our emotions, it can set a mood or atmosphere, and it can help us reflect on old memories. Music is a nice addition to any funeral service. A great funeral song tells a story, evokes emotion and provides the listener with hope for life after their loved one’s death.

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.