Planning a funeral is one of the most difficult things you might have to do in your life. Whether you are choosing the services for a loved one or pre-planning your own funeral,there are a list of things that need to be completed. Some of these things can be planned in advance which helps loved ones finish the preparations during the grieving process. Below are a few things you should keep in mind when planning a funeral:
What to Wear
Picking out an outfit, shoes, and jewelry are part of the arrangement process. If the loved one had a favorite outfit or a favorite ring, those things should be incorporated into the plans. You should also decide if these items will remain with the person or be removed prior to the person being buried or cremated.
Many people don’t think about transportation for family and friends for the funeral, graveside services, and back home after the funeral. They remember the deceased needs a hearse but forget about themselves. Transportation options from limosine and vans for family members, a separate vehicle for pallbearers and other attendees all exist. It’s a good idea to make a list of needed vehicles in advance so everyone can get to the funeral and to the grave site as easily as possible.
Cremation or Burial?
The decision of cremation of burial should be made well in advance if possible. Those who elect burial can choose a casket, a plot, and a headstone in advance. A person who decides to be cremated can select an urn, burial container and grave marker for the cemetery. If there is a cemetery preference, this is a good thing to let family members know. Mountain View Funeral Home offers Mesa cremation services or traditional ground burial.
Pre-planning your funeral might be a difficult task, but in reality, it’s one of the kindest things you can do for loved ones. It’s hard to think through grief, so lifting the burden of making arrangements can free them from additional responsibilities. If you want to offer your loved ones this peace of mind, we here at Mountain View Funeral Home are ready to help. Whether you want a traditional burial or need Mesa cremation services, we can help you plan the exact services you want.