Hi everyone, my name is AnaMae Merton. I recently lost my birth parents during a heavy storm. Their deaths left me reeling, though we were not very close. Furthermore, I was the only surviving kin, so it was my job to arrange the funerals for both of them. The funeral arrangement process was incredibly difficult without knowing much about their personalities or passions. I struggled to find the best songs, outfits, caskets, burial sites and flowers. Luckily, the funeral director helped me identify suitable options for my birth parents' funerals. I hope to help people understand all of the different funeral arrangement options available today. Please visit my site anytime to learn more.
While not everyone you know may be planning their own funerals in the past, it is quickly becoming something that more and more people are doing. This is because they get to make sure that it is everything that they would want and that they are able to control some of the costs. This takes a lot of pressure off of their loved ones when the times comes to say goodbye. For an easy time planning your own affordable funeral, you will want to make use of the following tips.
Cremation funeral services can be much more affordable than the standard burial option. This is because you do not have to purchase an expensive coffin, grave site, and headstone. You also do not have to pay for the time of the worker who would have to dig up the plot and lower your coffin into the ground. With the option of cremation funeral services, you will not have to worry about taking away the option for your loved ones to pay their final respects at a viewing. It is after the viewing and funeral service that the cremation occurs. Your family will then be given your ashes, which could take anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks depending on the funeral home.
Purchase A Pre-Owned Coffin
This does not mean that someone has actually used the coffin. What this means is that someone either bought one as an expensive prop in a movie or they bought it with the intention of someday using it for their own funeral. However, for whatever reason, they have decided that they need to sell it. Since it has already been owned by someone, you can usually score an affordable coffin this way. You just need to keep it nicely stored until it is needed one day in the future.
Pick A Single Day For The Viewing
Even if you suspect that there might be a lot of people coming to your funeral, you will want to pay for one day of viewing in advance. By taking care of the financial aspect ahead of time, you are locking in a cheaper price compared to what it could be many years into the future. Also, by having the one day for viewing, the entire service will not cost as much money.
Make sure that you are doing all of this through a reputable funeral home. This way, you will not have to worry about whether you are working with a funeral home that you and your loved ones can trust now and in the future. The sooner you get this process started, the sooner you will be able to relax because it is all done.