How to Successfully Plan a Graveside Funeral Service

One of the more traditional ways to honor a deceased loved one is to have a graveside funeral service. This involves meeting at a funeral home and then visiting a gravesite for a short ceremony. If you want this experience working out with a funeral home, use the following planning tips to your advantage. Plan a Visitation Period There probably are going to be people that visit the funeral who aren't immediate family members and you'll want to accommodate them by planning a visitation period. [Read More]

Cremation Legalities That Are Handled Through A Funeral Home

A price list is provided to a person seeking cremation services. A death certificate and a written consent form will need to be filled out, from the onset of the cremation process. In addition to choosing how a cremation will unfold, a funeral director will make arrangements for the cremation process to be conducted. During or after a memorial service, cremated remains may be placed within a memorial building.  A Funeral Director's Role [Read More]

When A Cemetery Headstone Becomes A Safety Risk

It might seem like issues of health and safety won't be applicable at a cemetery, where the residents no longer have a need for these precautions. But to be logical, cemeteries are really for the living — those who visit their absent loved ones' final resting places. It can be upsetting to be contacted by the cemetery where a loved one was laid to rest, being told that your loved one's headstone has become a safety issue. [Read More]

When Your Loved One Wanted A Destination Funeral

It becomes the responsibility of the living to honor the wishes of the deceased. Honoring those wishes can be far more straightforward when your loved one left a list of their funeral preferences, allowing you to simply follow these instructions. This emotionally difficult task can become extremely complex, though, if you learn that your loved one wanted a destination funeral. Reasons for a Destination Funeral A destination funeral is when someone has requested that they're laid to rest somewhere other than where they passed away. [Read More]