Tips and Suggestions for Preplanning Ideas

Posted on June 13, 2022 by Conner-Bowman Funeral Home under cremation
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Whether you or someone you know is starting to plan for the funeral or cremation services in Boones Mill, VA, one essential thing is to have the correct information, so the event is authentic. There are multiple things to consider to creating one of these events, and we have gathered this information in this article to help you through the process more efficiently.

Why Preplan?

Preplanning may not be an easy experience for some individuals, but it can be a thoughtful and essential action to take. Taking the time to plan the event ensures that the individual’s last wishes will be fulfilled and takes the stress and pressure off of family members who may be in a deep state of grief. In some cases, it can also save you money because the event can be paid for overtime through a contract with a local chosen funeral home.

What Details Will There Be?

The first thing that will need to be done is to understand what the budget is for the event. All the details will have different costs, so knowing what can be afforded and what can’t is vital. Multiple details can go into the services, including:

  • Reception or food service
  • Floral arrangements and specific decorations
  • Facility rental
  • Choosing between burial or cremation, or both
  • Picking a casket or urn that is appropriate
  • Eulogy reading or live memorial tribute
  • Choosing a grave liner or burial vault

If you are unclear on what will be appropriate from this list, you can also make an appointment with a funeral home and get an itemized list of what they offer. A few questions you can also ask them to make sure they are going to fit your needs are:

  • How long have they been in business?
  • Do they outsource any of the services?
  • Are they willing to accommodate cultural or religious traditions?
  • Will their space accommodate the number of attendees coming to the event?
  • Did they offer any other services like emotional support?
  • Are they willing to help with the arrangements, such as the announcement?
  • Do they offer transparent pricing?

Essential Documents to Get Organized 

Several documents will need to be organized in addition to all of this, including:

  • Any bills such as mortgages, utilities, credit cards, cell phones, gym memberships, or storage unit rentals
  • Insurance policies and any beneficiaries
  • Titles of vehicles or vessels
  • Stocks or bonds certificates
  • Any business documentation
  • Financial account statements

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Quality and Streamlined Services 

These are just a few things that will need to be considered when it comes to planning the funeral or cremation services in Boones Mill, VA, so if you need expert help, we are here. We are a locally owned company that is a leader in the profession and work hard to create truly memorable events for all our clients. We understand the pain of loss and offer multiple services to help accommodate our client’s needs. If you have recently lost a loved one and have any questions or need to schedule an appointment, call us today, and we will help you get started.