Whether you’re planning in advance for your own funeral service or you are now going through the process for your loved one, it’s helpful to have a funeral or memorial planning checklist to help get your thoughts together prior to meeting with a funeral director or your local clergy.
The first consideration is whether you are wanting a specific religious service, general memorial service or a more contemporary informal celebration of life gathering. The religious service will generally be dictated by the religious traditions. The priest or minister will help with many of the needed details. Memorial services or celebration of life ceremonies, on the other hand, provide greater options and can be more personalized.
Religious or Traditional Funeral Planning Checklist
Memorial Service or Celebration of Life Planning
Depending on the uniqueness of your wishes, your memorial service or celebration of life gathering may require some of the above planning or very little. It will be best to discuss your wishes with the funeral home staff or clergyman to help plan your service and cover all the necessary details.