Pre-planning Your Funeral or Burial
The Internet is a good place to start when planning for a funeral or burial. A Google search will find thousands of websites, many of which are sponsored by the death care industry. If you want to start with advice from sources independent of the death care industry: we would suggest the following websites:
We also address preplanning issues from time to time on our compliance blog such the “Fork in the Road: personalization vs religious rituals”. To find more on our blog on such issues, use the search tool and input “preplanning”.
The Funeral Consumers Alliance also has a listing of local chapters that can provide price surveys and additional information: http://www.funerals.org/affiliates-directory
The best single piece of advice we can offer is to discuss your preferences with those family members that are most likely to assume the responsibility of your funeral. Involve them with the planning process and anticipate that your preferences could change over time.