Planning a Memorial Service

Planning your memorial service makes financial and emotional sense, just like with creating a Will and estate planning. It provides you the power to select an ending that tells your life's story perfectly. Most importantly, planning your memorial service helps your family.

Planning provides your loves ones with a clear picture of what you like for your funeral services, including cremation or burial, cemetery and funeral services, as well as memorialization options, so they're not left guessing what you would have wanted. Here are some helpful funeral planning tips:

People sometimes think that they have taken care of their final arrangements by simply indicating their preference of cremation or burial during family conversations. But final arrangements include way more than the choosing between cremation and burial.

To start the process, take some time to think about the kind of cemetery and funeral services that you would want to celebrate or remember your life. Consider the atmosphere and the tone of the services. Are they traditional? Somber? Celebratory? Will the services reflect your unique personality and interests?

Reflecting on your own wishes for your funeral arrangements could help you create your plan. While telling your family your choices is a good way to start, recording your wishes is the best way to make sure they'll be carried out. Just as you keep your financial documents and Will updated, you should also keep your funeral plans current. Doing so willl ensure that your current preferences are followed.

You may feel that you're burdening your loved ones by discussing your funeral plans, but you are actually lightening their load. Keep the records of your funeral plans in a safe but accessible place. It is a common mistake to keep them in a safety deposit box. When you pass away, this box will not be accessible to other people until estate legal matters have been settled, which could take weeks, months, or even years.

There are other accessible places to keep the records of your funeral plans. You can store them in a home filing cabinet along with your other important documents like your advance directive and Will. When you do, make sure you inform your family about it. Another option is to send your records to an individual or people responsible for carrying out your funeral arrangements. If you have chosen a funeral director and made some arrangements with him, the funeral director should also keep your records on file. You could ask your funeral director to provide a copy of your funeral plans to your family.

If you need professional help in planning a funeral, check out funeral care Perth to contact certified and reliable funeral directors. Follow the link for more information.

This article was published on 27 Mar 2015 and has been viewed 521 times
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