When you lose a family member, planning their final memorial services can be overwhelming. After all, you are dealing with your grief on top of having to handle their final arrangements and the costs associated with a funeral service. However, by taking the time to preplan your funeral, you can give a final gift to your family, allowing them to focus on celebrating your life and the memories that you have left behind.
Here are a few key areas to consider as you preplan your funeral with efficiency.
Determine if You Want a Viewing
For some individuals, the viewing is an opportunity to see their loved one for a final goodbye. It may also play a traditional role in the cultural aspects of a funeral service within your community. Therefore, it is important to determine if you want a viewing. During this time, you also will need to determine a final outfit and even choose your casket.
Doing so means that you can document your wishes for your loved ones and make it easier for them to carry those wishes out. You may also find that this is a good time decide if you want a memorial service and cremation without a viewing instead.
Are You Going to Be Buried?
Individuals today have more options than ever regarding what to do with their remains after they have passed. You can opt to be cremated or have a traditional burial. If you are being cremated, it is important to find out what the laws are in your state and whether your ashes need to be buried or can be kept with your family in a decorative urn.
If you are going to be buried, then it is important to choose a burial plot. If possible, consider prepaying for your plot, which will lessen the cost of your services later on.
Preplanning Has Financial Benefits
The most important gift you can provide your family is less financial stress as they follow your wishes for your funeral services. Our team can help you to plan for your funeral services, including urns, caskets, or even your obituary. Plus, with our preplanning services, you can make it easier for your family to follow your wishes right down to your memorial service. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you to preplan your funeral as a final gift to your loved ones.
As a private and family-owned funeral provider, Mile High Mortuary & Cremation Service offers traditional funeral and cremation services with over 30 years experience in assisting families during their time of need.