If you’ve ever lost a love one and been the person who has had to plan their final services, you know it’s very hard to guess at what someone would have wanted. Perhaps for that reason, you have been inspired to plan your own cremation services in Peoria, AZ. That way, when you pass on, however far into the future that might be, your family won’t be stuck in the same situation. They will know exactly what you want, and the plans will already be ready. You can even pre-pay if you wish. The benefits to that are that your family won’t have to worry about funds, and you can pay today’s price and save money in the long run. Here are some of the details that go into making your own cremation service plans.

The Basic Options

You likely know there are two basic disposition methods: cremation and traditional burial. If you’ve already chosen cremation, you then have to decide at what point the cremation takes place. Direct cremation takes place soon after death with no services beforehand. Or, you can have a visitation and/or funeral before and go through cremation later. What you decide during this stage will inform the rest of your decisions so it’s important to get this part right in whatever manner you choose.

The Urn

Funeral homes offer packages for cremation that are all-inclusive. That means once you choose the package, you get everything you need for the service. You even get a simple container for your ashes. However, some people like to get their own urn. You could leave this up to your family to decide, or you could choose something that has significance to you so they don’t have to even do that much.

Service Plans

Whether you want to have a visitation or funeral before your cremation or just a memorial service after, you can plan any or all of those details that you would like as well. Some people like to leave some choices up to family members, but now is the time to have your voice heard with anything you’d like to have happen.

Discuss Things With Family

It’s also a good idea to involve close family members at some point in the process. You can bring them in right away to help you make important decisions or you can inform them what you have decided once everything is laid out. They should know what you have in mind and where the plans are held so they know what to do when the time comes.

If you are ready to pre-plan your cremation services in Peoria, AZ, the experts at Thompson Funeral Chapel are here to help. You can call us at (623) 932-1780 and we can answer questions about our services and go over some package options with you. Keep in mind that you can customize anything you’d like. You can also meet with our funeral director to go over things in person at 926 S Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85338.

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