Imagine and pre-plan your "dream funeral," even if it's 50 years away, and talk to your family about what you're thinking.
Letting your family know if you want to be buried or cremated will help avoid unnecessary stress during an already emotional time.
When making pre-arrangements, it’s common to pre-pay for some or all of the products and services. Just make sure you get detailed paperwork since some states aren’t as scrupulous as others. You can also look into Funeral Insurance to help with the cost.
For burial a casket and a burial vault (or grave liner) is required. For cremation a cremation casket and urn is needed.
If you’re in a planning mood feel free to write out a list of desired participants, readings, music and even decorations. Remember, this is all about you, your family and loved ones so you can do as little or as much as you choose.
If someone in your family already purchases a plot please share those details with your loved ones to avoid confusion and the purchase of another plot. Awkward!