The loss of a loved one is never an easy time. In addition to grieving and completing other legal work, families are tasked with planning a funeral to say goodbye. In many cases, people are unsure where to begin.
If you have recently lost someone, let us begin by offering our sincerest condolences. Below we have compiled a collection of useful information about funeral planning. These sections can be used as resources when you are initially planning the service. Please review them to better understand the different services that we offer; this will be especially useful for your initial meeting at the funeral home.
When you are planning a funeral, an important first step is deciding if you would like a burial service or cremation service. Once that has been determined, you can choose between hosting a traditional service or a celebration of life memorial service. We have created dedicated sections that discuss what each of the above entails so you can decide what the most appropriate choice to honor you loved one is.
Preparing for a funeral service also involves much more than just funeral planning. It can be an emotional time for many people. Ensuring you are prepared mentally, physically, and emotionally is important to ensure you make it through the day of the service successfully.
If you have any questions about planning a funeral or our funeral planner resources below, we invite you to contact us. Our staff is happy to answer your questions and work with you to create a beautiful service that pays tribute to your loved one.
The Little and Big Decisions Of Funerals
Whether the death of your loved one was expected or unexpected, the planning for a funeral service and burial needs to be completed in a fairly short period of time.
Building a Legacy of Memories
As part of your final care plans, you may want to secure your memories and stories. We offer guidelines in preparing for your online memorial tribute, the Book of Memories™, and companion video.
Creating a Legacy of Memories
It’s important to secure the memories and stories of a loved one. Learn more about why we offer the finest in online tributes and tribute videos, the Book of Memories™.
Preparing For a Funeral Service
What is involved in preparing for a funeral service? The specific details largely depend on whether you are a member of the immediate or extended family, or simply a guest. Learn more about preparing for a funeral in this section of our website.
How to Plan a Cremation Service
Choosing cremation doesn't mean there can't be a remembrance service. Learn how to plan for the memorialization of a loved one through ceremony and remembrance.
How to Plan-a-Celebration of Life
Because it's an opportunity to showcase someone's unique life story and achievements, today's celebration-of-life is a deeply personal event. If you think such an event is the right choice for your situation, here's what should know about planning celebrations-of-life.
Funeral Service Trends
Today's families can choose from a wide variety of funeral services ranging from the traditional to a more personalized celebration-of-life. In this section, we invite you to learn more about the change in funeral service trends.