If you are lucky enough to plan your own funeral service, than you have the unique opportunity to save your family a lot of decision-related stress during their time of grief, while also being able to create an event that is tailored to your distinct personality. Though most people have been to traditional wakes and memorial services, there are so many other options to suit everyone's desires. Here are a few modern celebrations of life for the unconventional individual.
Losing a loved one can be an extremely stressful and traumatic experience. On top of that, you might even be responsible for handling the body of the deceased. This can be difficult, but it is important to decide if you want a traditional burial or a cremation. Here's a comparison of the two:
The burning of a body in a specialized furnace. After the cremation, only ashes remain, which can then be placed in an urn or any other container.
Losing a loved one is a very difficult and emotional time. Grieving a long process and one part of that process is attending the funeral. If you have never been to a funeral before, you might be feeling a little awkward or confused, which is perfectly normal. Learning the basics of funeral etiquette can help you maneuver this difficult time. Here are four basic etiquette tips for attending a funeral:
1. Know Where You Should Sit
At some point, you will find yourself involved with funeral preparations. You may be surprised to learn that the median cost of a funeral with a casket in 2012 was $7,045. Funeral costs continue to rise, but you can save money on the final arrangements. Here are a few money-saving options:
Cremation with a Memorial Service
Cremation services are becoming increasingly popular. The projected percentage of deceased people who will be cremated in 2015 is 48.