Even with the support and guidance of a professional funeral home, it can be difficult to plan a ceremony for a loved one.
Family and friends charged with this responsibility want to do what is right and what their loved one would want, but knowing and agreeing to this can be challenging. Making your arrangements now can help alleviate these pressures, as well as assure your decisions will be carried through as you desire.
Reduce Stress for Those Left Behind
Pre-planning removes the burden of making decisions during a difficult time. Your loved ones will rest easier knowing that your wishes are being upheld.
Create a Memory That Speaks to Your Heart
By pre-planning, you will be able to devote the time needed to make decisions that reflect your tastes, values and budget.
Take Care of Tomorrow’s Details at Today’s Prices
We can work with you to help finalize your plans and estimate the total cost. You do not have to devote funds to these plans now, but doing so can help protect you from escalating funeral costs and unexpected expenses.
Begin the Pre-Planning Process
Greco-Hertnick can help with your pre-planning needs. Even if you are unsure of whether you want to go forward today with planning, we can answer questions to help you in your decision. Simply contact us for a consultation, with no pressure or commitments.
At any time during your pre-planning, you may want to consider the following:
- Whether you wish to be buried or cremated
- Where your final resting will place be
- What location/gathering space you’d like to have your service(s) conducted
- Who should be invited (for invited family and guests only or open to the public)
- Who should officiate any ceremonies
- Who should speak or say the eulogy, if any
- Whether your body will be present in a casket; whether the casket should be open or closed
- Any specific clothing or jewelry
- Who you would like to serve as pallbearers, if necessary
- Would you prefer pictures or other items displayed
- What special music, readings or other details you would like to have included
- If a contribution is made in your name, what charity or organization would be considered
- What you’d like your obituary to reflect; photograph, your full name, date and place of birth and details about your education and employment
- Whether you’d like to have videos or letters prepared so you can extend a message to loved ones after you’ve passed away