There’s no one, right way to plan a funeral service. We believe that each funeral should be as unique and memorable as the life it honors.
When planning your own funeral service in advance, think about the way you want to be remembered. Perhaps you’d like a traditional funeral aligned with certain religious or ethnic customs. Or, a celebration focusing on great memories made with family and friends may be your preference. Maybe it’s a combination of both. You can have one service, or several, to honor your life.
Regardless of the service or services you choose to include in your funeral plan, you can personalize them in almost any way imaginable.
For example, consider the following questions:
Most people are familiar with the concept of burial, or “interment”, but may not be aware of the variety of options that are often available. Many cemeteries offer:
Many people overlook the importance of a cemetery property for those who choose cremation, but permanent placement of the ashes or “cremated remains” is an important part of the final arrangements. Just consider:
In addition to funeral services and the choice of burial or cremation, cemetery property – also called interment rights – is another consideration when you’re making final arrangements, either for yourself in advance or for a loved one.
A common misconception that people often have when they purchase the right of interment in a cemetery is that they have purchased the land itself, when in fact what they have really purchased is the right to be interred on or in that particular piece of property.
Cemeteries can offer many options for memorialization. In order to preserve the natural appearance of the landscape, some cemeteries feature headstones that lie flat against the ground called ‘markers’.
Upright headstones, called ‘monuments’, offer another choice for memorialization. Both options come in a variety of sizes, shapes and even colors.
If you require interstate or international transportation, please advise the funeral home as soon as possible so that they can begin making arrangements with the proper authorities.
Be advised that complying with requirements of other jurisdictions takes time – in some cases a number of days or even weeks.