I Wish Mom Planned

I wish my mom had planned

When my mom passed recently she left behind no instructions on how she wanted to be buried, what she wanted the memorial to be like, or how she wanted to be remembered. That left it to us, the siblings to decide. That would have been fine if we had agreed on everything. We didn’t. We […]


What should I Know about Funeral Providers?

Funeral Directors Do I need to hire a Funeral Director? In the simpler times of early America, families were accustomed to handling funeral arrangements themselves or with the help of friends. It was a rural society and a "do-it-yourself" approach was a necessity. Even then, it was a difficult undertaking resulting in the emergence of […]



Using Crowdfunding for Funerals and Memorials

Until you experience the death of someone close to you, it’s hard to understand just how expensive dying can be. According to most estimates, the average cost of a funeral today is somewhere between $7,000 and $10,000. That’s average cost. Depending on the burial options you choose, you may end up spending less, or much […]


What Things Must I Do After the Funeral?

Sending Death Notices What organizations need to be notified when a loved one dies? Depending upon your particular circumstances, the following notifications should be made when someone dies. Copies of the Death Certificate may be needed for some of these. Employers — to make them aware of the death and determine if any death benefits […]


Popular Pages — Funeral Quizzes and More

It’s no wonder that Funeralwise is known as the best resource on the web for funeral-related information. We’ve got everything you need to know about how to plan a funeral, funeral etiquette, funeral customs, and much more. Sometimes, however, it’s nice to take a break and have a little fun. With that in mind, we […]



Poetry Readings for a Funeral Service

Quick Links to Selected Poems: General Selections | Spouse | Parent | Child | Unexpected Death | Long Illness | African American | American Indian | Military Remember


Pop Rock Songs for a Funeral Service

Popular Selections for Funeral Songs Note: When available, links are provided to listen to and download digital versions of suggested songs (in MP3 format) from Amazon.com. The typical price per download is 89&#162 to 99&#162. Many singers have become icons. As a consequence it is fitting to express a particular generation with one of their hits. Here are a few to consider.


Traditional Songs for a Funeral Service

Other Artists & Selections for Funeral Songs Note: When available, links are provided to listen to and download digital versions of suggested songs (in MP3 format) from Amazon.com. The typical price per download is 99&#162.


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