Okay so we’re happy you are reading this- we understand there are a million things out there you’d instead be reading- heck doing- other than reading about the importance of planning your funeral. First of all, calling it a “Celebration of Life” makes it less morbid and more comfortable for people to relate to (think funeral-lite). Beyond the pieces people commonly associate with the planning process, i.e., readings, casket/urn choices, music, tone, etc. there are other aspects to put in place before this. Who will be in charge of this and have you put your preferences in writing, so you have communicated your wishes to this person and the rest of your family? One thing people forget at times is that you need to figure out a way to pay for your celebration of life as well. If you are a bargain hunter in life, then you should apply these same tactics for your passing as well. While there may not be coupons for 30% off your celebration of life like Kohl’s offers, you will find that by doing some comparison shopping you may save yourself some money now or your estate later.
Planning Your Celebration of Life