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5 Ways a Funeral Director Can Help with Planning a Service October 13, 2019

Especially if the passing is sudden, the period after a loved one’s death can be incredibly challenging for friends and family members. During such a time, it can be quite difficult for survivors to focus on all that is involved with planning a service. By signing on with a reputable funeral director, all of your focus can remain on grieving and supporting family members as they try to cope. Your funeral director will be there to support you, while providing logistical expertise. Here’s a look at five ways your funeral director can help with planning a service.

Time and Location

Logistical matters will fall into a reputable funeral director’s realm of expertise. Especially if the death was sudden, it can be quite challenging to plan a service that allows far-away family members to attend. However, your funeral director will work diligently to make the funeral as accessible as possible to all who want to be there.

Funeral Type

Whether you’re seeking a traditional church funeral, a simple graveside gathering, or a more specialized service, your funeral director will make sure you get precisely what you seek. A time-honored military funeral will incorporate certain traditions, such as a bugler coming to the service to play Taps. And for those who revered the natural world, there are green burials that provide an organic return to the earth.

Casket/Urn Selection

For both caskets and urns, there are numerous options. Your funeral director can help you determine what is most desirable for your budget.


Funeral costs can vary significantly and, for the most part, depend on the size of the service that is desired. No matter your budget, your funeral director will work to provide you with the type of service that you’re seeking. And you’ll potentially be able to use a flexible payment plan that makes the service costs easier to manage.


Viewings are still commonly held during funeral services. If this is an aspect of the service that you’d like to incorporate, your funeral director can make sure that it is done in a highly respectful manner.

If you need assistance with planning a service, it’ll be helpful to contact a reputable funeral director. For a funeral director in Everett, Mukilteo, Lynwood, Marysville, Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Arlington, and Monroe, WA, the trusted name is Funeral Alternatives of Snohomish County at 1-888-381-6993. Funeral Alternatives also provides funeral services in Seattle, Bellevue, and King County. Feel free to contact Funeral Alternatives with any questions that you might have about planning a service.