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5 Aspects of Funeral Planning that Your Funeral Director Will Help With July 10, 2022

Funeral Planning that Your Funeral DirectorIn the aftermath of a loved one’s passing, grief can be overwhelming. In such a situation, it’s important that the grieving process takes priority. By hiring an experienced funeral director to handle planning the service, you can devote more time to being with family and consoling one another as needed. And you’ll still be able to contribute to the funeral planning to the degree that works for you. At Funeral Alternatives, our local funeral directors provide expert funeral planning in the greater Everett, WA area. We’ll take your specifications and budget into consideration and then work hard to plan a service that meets your needs. Here are five important considerations when planning a funeral service.

Transportation of Body

Our directors can arrange prompt transportation of the body. During this time, we’ll also make sure that all necessary paperwork is properly completed. And if it hasn’t already been established, we can also start discussing options for disposition of the remains.


For large families that are spread across distant geographic areas, it can be quite difficult to find a time and place for everyone to gather. Your funeral director can discuss your family’s logistical hurdles and make recommendations for how to make it easiest for loved ones to convene for the service.

Funeral Type

Depending on the family, the type and mood of a service can vary greatly. In some instances, the deceased had requested that the memorial be kept minimal. In other cases, a more upbeat celebration of life is desired. Commonly, the service will strike a more somber tone. Also, your funeral director can help to ensure that any necessary religious or military customs are followed as part of the service. A separate, private viewing can also be arranged.


While money might not be something you want to think about while grieving, it is an important factor in funeral planning. Your funeral director will work within your established budget to create the most memorable service possible. At our local funeral home, we offer flexible payment plans that will make it easier to hold the service without draining your bank account.

Urn/Casket Selection

There are many different types of urns and caskets, and your funeral director can guide you through the selection process.

Funeral Directors in Everett, WA

When you need assistance with planning a funeral service, contact Funeral Alternatives of Snohomish County at 1-888-381-6993. Our highly experienced funeral directors provide funeral planning in Everett, Mukilteo, Mountlake Terrace, Lynwood, Marysville, Tulalip, Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Monroe, Sultan, Stanwood, and Arlington, WA. We also provide funeral services in Seattle, Bellevue, and King County. Feel free to give us a call today to ask any questions you have about how to plan a memorable service.