Choose what funeral home and director you would like to use to handle your service.
Decide what type of service you want (traditional, cremation, donation, etc…).
If you choose a traditional service with burial, decide where you want to be buried.
Meet with the funeral director and look at your options for caskets and urns.
If you decide you want to be buried, choose clothing options.
Look at options for a location to hold your service (funeral home, religious facility, sentimental building, graveside).
What type of flowers do you want? Do you want flowers, or would you rather donations be given to a particular charity or a charity of one’s choice?
Who will be a part of your service? You should decide on pallbearers and even ask them personally. You should also decide who you would like to officiate or participate in your service.
Choose which songs you would like played at your service.
Write an obituary or make notes about information you would like to be included in your obituary.
Make sure someone, preferably your executor, has a copy of the will.
Give a family member or chosen friend a list of important account information that will need to be contacted and handled following your death. Also make sure someone knows your final wishes for your desired service.
Designate someone to be your power of attorney.
Have someone prepared to cancel basic utility services and subscriptions.
Cemetery services, burial plot
All funeral arrangements including casket, urn, flowers, transportation and specialized services