Designing Your Funeral
There are two parts of the process. First, we ask you to consider how you wish to honor the life of your loved one. When those key decisions are made, we’ll turn to the issue of how you wish to handle the physical remains.
How to Honor a Life
It’s about bringing those you care about together, at a time of loss. It’s a normal thing to do, and over time, has become a socially-expected practice. A funeral or memorial service, whether contemporary, or traditionally, is the first step in the road to healing.
You can have your service anywhere and however you want. Your choices include the the time and place of celebration; the selection of music. You can also choose what prayers and song will be included. We can arrange to have doves, confetti, butterflies, or balloons released at the close or opening of the service. You can also offer keepsake gifts of wildflower seeds or a tree seedling can be given. Let Allnutt help you create the most memorable and meaningful service to honor the life of your loved one.
Cremation or Burial?
Your next consideration should be choosing between burial and cremation. Usually, people have a generally sense of directions when it comes to these questions. In fact, your loved one may have told you or someone close which of the methods they want to do. But it can be a problem for some families, especially when the wishes of the deceased were never clearly stated and left open to interpretation. If that's the case, please know Allnutt is able to help you come to the perfect decision for your loved one, and for you.
Once you decided, the finer details will have to be answered. If you've chosen burial, then selection of the cemetery, casket , and vault follows. Naturally, we’re here to help you with any questions regarding cremation and burial.
If cremation is your choice, then you'll need to make the next decision: whether the cremated remains will be placed in a mausoleum niche, or buried in the cemetery.
In most communities, there's the option to do a 'green burial.' If that is what your loved wanted, we'll help you select an environmentally choice.
What is Next?
Now that we've given you the basics of designing your funeral, it's time to reflect more on exactly what is appropriate for you and your family. If possible, gather everyone together to speak of their desires and feelings..
Still looking for something more? Speak with a professional funeral planner to help clarify your thinking.