Planning a funeral for a loved one who is unable to do the planning independently or who is already deceased can feel overwhelming. However, you can make things easier on yourself by being aware of the common pitfalls and avoiding them. The following are six common mistakes to avoid when you're planning a funeral for a loved one:
Neglecting to refer to the loved one's wishes as the authority
It's easier to plan a funeral for a loved one when a will has already been created that details the loved one's wishes.
Hopefully, funerals are not an event that you attend with any regularity. That is why you want to avoid making mistakes when it comes to proper etiquette at a funeral. Here are some tips you can use next time you attend.
Do Not Assume Bringing Flowers Is Okay
One mistake that people tend to make is assuming that they should bring flowers to the funeral. Guests may decide to have flowers ordered and delivered directly to the funeral home to be displayed next to the casket or urn, while others bring the flowers in person.
A walk-in mausoleum is an above-ground structure with doors that is designed to hold one or more crypts. If you and your family members have decided to have a customized mausoleum built that will hold the remains of all of your relatives after they have passed away, consider the options below when choosing the location and design plan of the structure.
Choose A Location And The Size Of The Structure
A funeral is supposed to be an opportunity to bid farewell to a loved one. However, uncontrolled expenditure can quickly turn it into a money drain. It's possible to have a good funeral even with a relatively small budget if you approach the occasion differently. This will ensure your loved one gets a decent send-off and you don't have to worry about crippling debt afterward.
Have a Plan
Having a plan for how the funeral will go can help you to determine what expenses are there and what you'll need to spend your money on.
If you are getting up there in age, you may be starting to think about plans for your body after you are gone. The two primary choices, at least in the Untied States, are traditional embalming and burial, or cremation service. Most people know that cremation is the cheaper of the two, but if your funds are not strictly limited, you may not be considering cremation as an option. However, cremation is not just for the impoverished.