Funerals can be extremely hard as most people are unable to cope with the loss of a loved one? The stress of managing the funeral robs them of the few precious moments they need to mourn their loved one in peace. So, why not make it easy on them?
By planning your own funeral to the last minute detail, not only can you relieve them of this burden, but you can also make sure that the funeral represents exactly who you are. This gives you funeral insurance affordability and you are able to plan within your budget. The family doesn’t have to worry about covering the expenses because the insurance will cover it.
Here’s an example on what you should include in your funeral planning checklist to pass it on to your family and the funeral director:
- Do you want to be cremated or buried?
- If you are choosing cremation as your funeral optional, then would you like to be buried or kept in a mausoleum?
- What burial option would you like to choose: Green burial, casket burial or a mausoleum?
- List some details about your funeral arrangements?
- What kind of services would you like to be included in the option?
- What should your memorial be like?
- Any preferences for the place of burial?
- Your preference for the type of burial: Urn or casket?
- What would you like, a wake or a viewing?
- Where would you like to hold the service and mention the type of environment you would like: Casual, formal, uplifting or sombre?
- Do you want a graveside service?
- Do you want pallbearers in your option?
- Any special items you want included in your casket?
- Do you want a reception after the service? If so, then where?
- What kind of food do you want at the reception?
- Do you want music to be playing at your funeral? Name the song.
- Do you want photos to be displayed at your service? If so, then provide us with a couple of pictures for the collage and the announcement.
- What kind of flowers do you want at your funeral?
- Do you have someone special who would like to officiate the ceremony?
- Who will deliver the eulogy?
- What do you want the headstone to read?
You are a jolly person but the music playing at your funeral is traditional. This does not represent you at all! This checklist will give you the benefit of handpicking everything and writing notes that will be followed exactly.
No two funeral services should be the same. They must remind people about the person who just passed away in an emotional manner. It should allow them to remember the person who passed and remember them with happiness. This is why it is important to make your own checklist – it will highlight the funeral the way you want to.