Planning Ahead for a Funeral
Planning ahead for your funeral or memorial service is not only advisable but also a kindness to any loved ones you leave behind. There are many different options available, and unless you make your wishes expressly known, family members may have difficulty choosing the funeral service for you. Here are some common options you can start thinking about now.
A Traditional Funeral is the Most Common
The traditional funeral is just as it sounds. It usually involves embalming a body and placing it in a casket. There is often a memorial service at a funeral home, and then a graveside service where the casket is laid to rest. The grave is typically marked by a cemetery monument, which is a vertical mounted headstone with a base. Full-service traditional funerals are often the most expensive.