Funeral Planning

Mausoleum Burial: What You Need to Know

Mausoleum Burial: What You Need to Know

You might wonder what burial options exist outside of cremation or in-ground burial if you are currently in the process of planning or pre-planning a funeral. One often-overlooked option is mausoleum burial. Many people are familiar with these structures, but families may shy away from this option due to uncertainty ...

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Before You Scatter Your Loved One’s Ashes, Read This

Before You Scatter Your Loved One’s Ashes, Read This

We all want to memorialize and honor our loved ones when they pass away. This often involves a religious service, burial or cremation. Mortuaries and cemeteries typically handle the disposition details that follow, but when a loved one has requested that his or her ashes be scattered after cremation, that ...

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6 Questions You’re Too Afraid to Ask Your Funeral Director

6 Questions You’re Too Afraid to Ask Your Funeral Director

If you’re like most people, you probably have a lot of questions about the funeral planning process – and you may also wonder if some of your questions are too strange or awkward to ask.  Luckily, funeral directors and other funeral professionals actually aren’t scary at all--they’re just regular people ...

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Unusual Funeral, Burial, and Cremation Laws in Different States

Unusual Funeral, Burial, and Cremation Laws in Different States

If you’re in the process of planning a funeral, or have been through it before, you’ve likely noticed that in addition to all the arrangements that need to be made, there are also certain rules and regulations you need to follow. States often have specific laws about funerals and burials ...

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How to Choose Music for a Funeral

How to Choose Music for a Funeral

Music is an often overlooked, but vitally important aspect of a funeral or memorial ceremony. As funerals have evolved over the years, the range of choices for music to accompany these ceremonies has broadened. Today, almost any music can be used for a funeral, so you’ll have the freedom to ...

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Should You Hire a Professional Photographer for Your Funeral?

Should You Hire a Professional Photographer for Your Funeral?

We all know it is very common for people to hire photographers to document important life events like births and weddings, but what about funerals? While hiring a photographer for a funeral is nothing new, it is understandably less popular than the aforementioned events.  However, while still not commonplace, the ...

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Creative Ways to Honor the Memory of Your Loved One

Creative Ways to Honor the Memory of Your Loved One

Our departed loved ones never truly leave our hearts and minds, whether they passed away just a few weeks or a few decades ago. That’s why many families look for ways to commemorate the deceased in creative, personalized ways. Here are a few of our favorite ways you can keep ...

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Clergy, Celebrants, Family - Choosing a Funeral Officiant

Clergy, Celebrants, Family - Choosing a Funeral Officiant

One of the most important--and unavoidable--determinations for any funeral is deciding who will officiate the actual funeral or memorial service. The decision can be a difficult one if the deceased did not specify any final wishes. Will it be a clergy member, a trusted family member, or a certified celebrant ...

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5 Estate & Funeral Planning Documents You Should Prepare Right Now

5 Estate & Funeral Planning Documents You Should Prepare Right Now

You never know what the future will hold, and that’s why it is so important to be prepared.  But while having your estate and final wishes in order can give you peace of mind, the legal landscape of doing so can be confusing.  As a result, people far too often ...

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4 Emerging Examples of Environmentally-Friendly Burial Tech

4 Emerging Examples of Environmentally-Friendly Burial Tech

A traditional burial isn’t for everyone, and an increasing number of people are having concerns about the lasting environmental impact of their remains.  Driven by these sentiments, the emerging use of eco-friendly – or green – burial technology has been a growing topic of interest in recent years.  These relatively ...

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