Smart Funeral Planning


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Most of us are not prepared to plan and carry out a funeral ceremony for someone we love. And so much of the information available on this critically important subject fails to focus on what is most important: having a personalized, meaningful funeral that helps families and friends begin the healing process of mourning after the death of someone we love.

Just because funerals are emotional transactions doesn’t mean consumers should forget they’re also business transactions and we at Obit Moments understand that.

If you find yourself needing to plan a funeral, take these five simple, but important steps that will let you create the tribute you want while minimizing the stress and the price:
 
1. Slow down. Unless you must meet religious requirements for a quick burial, as in Judaism and Islam, you don’t have to make every decision immediately. If you are under strict religious time constraints, local synagogues or mosques usually have designated resources and people to help you begin the funeral-planning process.

2. Make a few key decisions before meeting with a funeral home. These should address the key elements you want in any memorial tribute: Cremation or burial? An elaborate funeral in a funeral home or house of worship followed by a procession, a brief graveside service shortly after death or a memorial service in the future? A viewing, and if so, public or private?   

3. Bring in help. If you’re feeling too overwhelmed to handle the funeral details, ask other family members or close friends for help. They can call or visit a handful of funeral homes to collect information about prices and services for you.

4. Resist high-pressure sales pitches. Remember, you can make a meaningful tribute without buying top-of-the-line services or products. Don’t automatically accept a funeral home’s recommendation to purchase a sealed coffin or vault in order to protect the deceased’s body. That could add hundreds of dollars to the funeral’s price.

5. Call us. Let us at Obit Moments create a Profile on our website of your loved ones, call (246) 248-9911 and also for your funeral hymn books Click Here.
 
Most of us are not prepared to plan and carry out a funeral ceremony for someone we love. And so much of the information available on this critically important subject fails to focus on what is most important: having a personalized, meaningful funeral that helps families and friends begin the healing process of mourning after the death of someone we love.

Just because funerals are emotional transactions doesn’t mean consumers should forget they’re also business transactions.


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