Types of Services
Traditional Funeral Service
– Usually held shortly after the death has taken place
– Includes the body of the deceased in either an open or closed casket
– Can include a visitation before the funeral service takes place
– Often held in a funeral home chapel or place of worship
– Typically concludes with a cremation or cemetery burial
– Takes place shortly after the death has occurred
– Involves a gathering at the site of a grave in a cemetery
– Can follow a traditional funeral service or be held as a unique ceremony
– Is held for both traditional burial or for cremated remains
– Can be held at any time following a death
– No body is present (but cremated remains often are)
– Can take place in just about any location
– Easily customized
Things to Consider When Planning a Service
When planning a funeral or memorial service, ask yourself a few questions. First, decide on which type of service you’d like. Then consider the following:
– What is your budget? Traditional funeral services tend to be more expensive than memorials
– Will you require a celebrant or clergyperson?
– How many attendees do you anticipate?
– Do you want flowers?
– Are you planning on serving food and drinks?
– Will there be a need to accommodate guests from out of town?
– Are there religious or cultural practices to take into consideration?
How to Get Started
At Basic Funerals, we make it our goal to ensure that you get the service you want. Whether you’re looking to arrange a traditional funeral service for 200 or a memorial service for 4, we’re here to guide you through every step. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or for more information, we’re here to help.