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.
Each year, it seems that cremation services become more and more popular. Because of this, more and more families are beginning to plan memorial services. How do I plan a memorial service? What are some memorial service ideas? A lot of funeral directors have told us that they hear these questions almost every day. To help you make the planning process easier, check out the checklist we’ve created.
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.
Plain and simple, it’s becoming more and more expensive to bury a loved one. Click here to learn how you can give your loved one a meaningful funeral service at a more affordable price.
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.
For more than fifteen years, October 30th has been recognized as Create A Great Funeral Day. This is a day that is dedicated to talking with loved ones about how they want to be honored. On this day we encourage everyone to talk with loved ones and start a dialogue about end of life planning. Click here to learn more.