What to Expect when you meet with the funeral director
When you meet with the funeral director, you should plan on discussing all of the aspects of the funeral. Here are some of the things that we will need to go over:
∑ Collect biographical and vital statistic information for the legal forms and obituary
∑ Amount of certified death certificates needed
∑ Choose the funeral service thatís right for you and your family, including deciding on calling hours, funeral or memorial service, burial or cremation.
∑ Select the necessary merchandise, such as a casket, urn, or vault
∑ Decide on the details of the service, such as photo collage boards made by the funeral director or your family, memorial video tributes DVDís, framed photos, albums, or scrapbooks, items to be displayed or placed in the casket, special music to be played during the visitation or service.
∑ Details concerning the church or clergy, including eulogies and church participation by your family
∑ Choosing which grave in your family lot to use or if a new lot must be purchased, and which cemetery to select
∑ Clothing, jewelry, cosmetics, glasses, and rosary that your loved one may be wearing for the visitation, as well as the general appearance of your loved one.
∑ Cost of the service selected, including funeral home staff, vehicles, and facility charges, cost of merchandise selected, and cash advance items such as an obituary, church and cemetery costs, and discussing payment options