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Memorial Flower Arrangements
Memorial flower arrangements are beautiful. You can see how flowers brighten up any room or place and that is why it is a good idea to include some or even a few at the ceremony. You can purchase these at any local florist or now even online! As long as you order enough in advance you should be able to get them delivered directly to the funeral location.
Some online resource even provide them with a faster delivery on the same day of ordering. These resources are great if you are unable to find the time to make it to the florist and spend time picking out flowers during the regular business hours. Flowers for a memorial are generally offered in a variety of shapes such as a cross or heart. There are also those on a stand that can be transported from the funeral ceremony location to the burial site, if this is a traditional burial.
The flowers often are accompanied with ribbons imprinted with messages such as Loving Mother, We Will Miss You, or In loving Remembrance. The surviving family normally orders the flowers for a service decoration however, flowers are also sent by friends to the bereaved family members. It is possible to have artificial flowers in the arrangement if you wish to use them for another event later or keep them as a memento of the funeral service.
You can also just opt to use fresh flowers in the arrangement and place them at the grave site after the ceremony.
Most people don’t like to talk about, or even think about, dying or preparing for their funeral.
So let’s start by deciding if you want a regular service with open casket, visitation, etc., or cremation? How would your family feel about cremation? Most funeral homes require that you have a signed release from all family members for the cremation process.
Contact the funeral home you want to use and set up an appointment. They will help you with the arrangements and should be able to answer your questions.
Some cemeteries only allow flat stones and some still allow the traditional upright memorial. Once you have chosen the cemetery and the plot, you need to decide if you want the memorial placed now or later.
If you pay for the memorial stone now, you can avoid the rising costs in future years. Also, many undertakers have “contracts” which you can buy now and everything is designated to be done at the time of your death and you pay for it now–thus avoiding rising costs.
You also can choose “perpetual care” which means that your plot will be maintained through the years for a nominal cost.
If you want to be cremated, there is a different process. You can have an open casket, but you will have to purchase a casket just as you would if you were having a regular service. At least in Iowa, the law states that you can no longer rent a casket for a memorial service.
Many funeral homes now are also crematoriums. So if you have chosen one of those, they will be happy to make those arrangements for you and include them in the “contract.”
Once you have made these arrangements, it will be a simple process for your family at the time of your death and they can concentrate on the “celebration of your life.”