When you have just lost a loved one, you may find that it is difficult when planning a funeral. Your loved one’s passing is fresh in your mind and you don’t want to think about anything else but, unfortunately, you have to think about how you’re going to handle the funeral and all its aspects, as well as how to plan a memorial service for your loved one. No matter what you decide to do, services are available to lessen the stress and take care of the important matters so that you can get on with your life and memorialize your loved one in the best way possible.
You may not have thought much about funeral planning for your loved ones. Whether a death is fresh with you or you’re trying to be proactive, funeral planning is never a bad idea. You may want you or your loved ones to be prepared in any way, which means planning on your memorial service as well as looking at funeral caskets and cremation services that may work best to suit your needs, depending on which you choose. According to the NFDA Cremation and Burial Report, 48.5% of the deceased were cremated in 2015, and just over 45% were buried. It’s not crazy to think about funeral planning as early as possible. According to an AARP survey, 1 in 3 people have engaged in pre-planning for their funeral, and 1 in 4 have also paid for their funeral in advance. Being proactive pays off down the line, because you never know what will happen and you want to be prepared so your loved ones don’t have to stress over options.
More and more people are choosing funeral services that celebrate the life of a loved one. According to a survey done in 2015, 82% of people over 40 say that funeral services pay tribute to the life of a friend or family member. With so many people planning a funeral and services to follow, it’s no wonder that the funeral business is always offering their help and an extended hand to those in need. The services are out there to be utilized.