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Funeral Planning: FAQ September 20, 2017

When a loved one has passed, the last thing that most people want to do is deal with the financial and logistical aspects of planning the funeral. At the same time, the reality is that this is an issue that needs to be addressed. But by getting in touch with a funeral director that has earned a reputation for handling all aspects of a service at a fair price, you can focus on being with family in a time of mourning.

There are a number of questions to keep in mind when trying to figure out what kind of funeral will suit your situation best. From costs to commemoration, you’ll likely want to give the funeral home some parameters and then entrust them with taking care of the logistical issues that come along with planning a service. Here’s a look at some of the questions that you might have in regard to funeral planning.

What are the costs involved?

This largely depends on the kind of funeral you’re looking to have. There is a significant difference in the pricing of a simple cremation service versus an elaborate burial with memorial service. A direct cremation service will cost roughly $800 and includes services such as refrigeration. At the other end of the spectrum is a complete funeral service which costs $2,300 and includes services such as embalming and staff provided for viewing and conducting the service.

Can the funeral home provide me with a death certificate?

Yes, a death certificate can be ordered on your behalf from the county health department and then made available for pickup or delivery.

How long will it take you to arrive after the death has occurred?

That’s largely up to you. If you’d like us to come right away, we can certainly do that. However, if you’d like some private time to say goodbye alongside family members, then you can call us when you’re ready.

Are there custom services for veterans?

Yes. A funeral service can be arranged that includes flag-folding by a service member, as well as the playing of Taps.

If you’re in need of funeral home services, be sure to get in touch with a reputable director. For a funeral director in Marysville, WA, the professionals to contact are at Funeral Alternatives of Snohomish County at 1-888-381-6993. Feel free to give Funeral Alternatives a call to discuss what will work best for you.

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Written By Brian Corey

Published By MORBiZ