When families visit funeral homes in Fort Myers, FL to plan out funeral services for their loved ones, they need to be prepared to make decisions. Lots and lots (and lots!) of decisions! In fact, the average family will make well over 100 decisions while putting funeral plans into place for a loved one. And while some of these decisions will be small and take just a few seconds to make, others will require a lot more brainpower and throw some families for a loop. Check out some of the most difficult decisions your family might have to make below.
Do you want to bury your loved one or have them cremated?
The first and arguably biggest decision that you’ll have to make at a funeral home is whether to bury or cremate your loved one. Ideally, your loved one will have told you which direction they wanted you to go in. But if they didn’t, you’re going to have to consider the pros and cons of burial services and Fort Myers, FL cremation services and choose one over the other. You and your family should try to get on the same page about this sooner rather than later so that you can proceed with the rest of your plans.
Do you want to hold a funeral service, a memorial service, a celebration of life ceremony, or nothing at all for your loved one?
Regardless of whether you’re going to bury or cremate your loved one, you’ll likely want to hold some kind of service for them. You can go with a funeral service, a memorial service, or a celebration of life ceremony for them. It all depends on which one you think would work best for them. You can also choose not to hold a service of any kind for them if that feels more appropriate. Whatever the case, this is another thing that you and your family will need to be on the same page about.
Which casket/urn do you want to invest in for your loved one’s remains?
If you’re going to bury your loved one’s body, you’ll need to put it into a casket before you do it. And if you’re going to have their body cremated, you’ll need to have an urn handy for their cremated remains. In both instances, you and your family will have to decide which casket/urn you want to buy for your loved one’s remains. You should decide this based on everything from your budget to your personal preferences when it comes to caskets and urns.
How much do you want to spend on your loved one’s entire funeral planning process?
At some point early on in the funeral planning process, you and your family are going to need to decide how much you’re going to be willing to spend on your loved one’s services. You should take a look at your financial situation and see what you can afford to devote to the services. It’s good to do this as soon as you can so that you don’t end up putting yourselves into a position where you’re spending more money than you want to at a funeral home.
Would you and your family like a hand when making difficult decisions during the Fort Myers, FL funeral planning process? Gendron Funeral & Cremation Services Inc. is always here to help those families who need our assistance. Call us now for more information on the services that we can provide for you.