Pre-arrangement allows you to select the type of service you prefer. This may include the recording of biographical information and or selecting merchandise such as a service folder, casket, vault or urn. You may wish to prepay for your service in advance but you are not obligated to do so.
There are three main reasons why individuals preplan their funerals: it relieves an emotional burden from those you love, you can express your own wishes, and you can relieve the financial burden from those you love.
A funeral doesn't just recognize that a life has ended; they celebrate a life that was lived. A funeral ritual helps those who are left behind to begin healing by focusing their emotions and bringing meaning to the experience of death. It gives permission to survivors to express feelings of sadness and loss.
Personalizing a funeral service is becoming a wish that more and more families are requesting. Displaying photos, memorabilia, and treasured belongings, playing favorite music and placing mementos with their loved one in the casket are many final tributes families choose. These items help families remember to celebrate the memories shared with their loved one.
One choice available to families that utilize cremation is having a visitation with the body present and a funeral service then cremation. Another choice for families is to have the cremation take place after the death occurs and a memorial service following cremation takes place at the families' choice of facility. A third choice for families is to have the cremation take place with no additional services.
Burial is only one choice that families can utilize for cremated remains. Some prefer to keep the cremated remains in their personal possession where others choose to bury. Scattering is also a choice and if you are interested, please visit with your funeral director for details about regulations in your area.