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What does a funeral director help with planning? Here’s a short overview July 21, 2023

An experienced director can play a crucial role in reducing stress during your difficult time. At Funeral Alternatives of Snohomish County, our funeral directors can expertly assist with planning all aspects of the service. We’ll work within your budget to make sure you get the type of service that you seek. Here’s a look at five aspects of the funeral service process that your funeral director can help with planning.

Transportation of the Remains

Through our local funeral home, we can arrange transportation of the body away from the place of death. We’ll also be sure that any bureaucratic aspects, such as filling out the required paperwork, are correctly done.

Funeral Type

There are many different types of funerals that can vary significantly depending on factors such as religion, cultural traditions, military customs, and the desired tone and size of the service. While it’s common for funeral services to convey a more somber mood, there are also services in which a more upbeat celebratory tone is preferred. There are also factors to consider such as whether there will be a viewing of the remains. No matter what type of service is desired, our Snohomish County funeral directors can ensure that it is done well.

Time/Location of Service

If you have an extensive guest list that includes people who live throughout the country, planning the time/location for the service can pose some logistical challenges. However, our local funeral directors are highly experienced with just this sort of task and can help you with figuring out the time/location that makes the most sense.

Casket/Urn Selection

Caskets and urns can vary greatly in terms of styles and costs. Your funeral director can help you with selecting the best casket/urn for your situation.


Although you might not want to think about money while grief-stricken, it is an important aspect to consider. Your funeral director can help you establish your budget, which will be strictly followed as the service is planned.

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, Lynwood, Mukilteo, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Marysville, Tulalip, Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Monroe, Sultan, Stanwood, Darrington, 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.