Celebration of Life versus Funeral

Celebration of Life or Funeral: What’s the difference?

When a loved one dies, we look for the perfect way to honor their life. We also want to give those left behind a way to say goodbye. Traditionally, society has turned to funeral services that are based on religious or cultural traditions as a way to pay tribute. But times change. As the world […]


Planning Your Funeral – No Money Needed!

Preplanning is not prepaying. When you think about planning a funeral in advance, you probably assume you’ll have to break out the checkbook. Think again. Preplanning and prepaying are NOT the same thing. There is a big difference between creating a funeral plan and buying one. You can prepare a comprehensive plan for how you would […]


Funeralwise.com Terms of Service Agreement

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS OF SERVICE AGREEMENT CAREFULLY. THIS IS A CONTRACT BETWEEN YOU (THE USER) AND US (FUNERALWISE). BY ACCESSING OR USING OUR SITES AND OUR SERVICES, YOU HEREBY AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND ALL TERMS INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF YOU, THE USER, CUSTOMER, OR […]


10 Tips on What NOT to Wear to a Funeral

Deciding what to wear to a traditional funeral can be tricky. You may not want to buy something new but you do want to be appropriate. >>Related Reading: What to Wear to a Funeral No question, times have changed and many people are opting for a more casual approach to funeral attire. But, and this is […]


Funeral Costs: Frequently Asked Questions

When it comes to understanding average funeral costs there can be lots to learn. In fact, it can actually be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve created our Funeral Costs: Frequently Asked Questions page. We’ve tackled some of the questions we hear most often and hope this page will help you understand more about what to expect […]


Funeral Guest Books & Other Memorial Products

When it comes to the funeral guest book and other memorial products that you select for the service you are planning, your only limitation is your imagination. There are many options. From customized funeral programs and memorial cards to traditional funeral guest books or high-tech electronic sign-in systems, the sky is the limit. For most […]


The Funeral Program

A funeral program is a small brochure that usually contains a tribute to the deceased and details of what will take place during the funeral or memorial service. You may also hear it referred to it as an “Order of Service,” or a Memorial Folder. A funeral program is not required, but most people like […]


Funeral Loans

At some point, you may find yourself faced with the prospect of paying for a loved one’s funeral when there are no funds set aside for this purpose. One financial tool that you may be evaluating is a funeral loan. What is a funeral loan? A funeral loan is a personal loan that is used […]


Funeralwise.com Announces the 2016 Capture Memorial Day Photo Contest Winners

Chicago, IL–June 29, 2016: A photo of a service person participating in the annual Flags-In ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery was chosen as the Grand Prize Winner of the Funeralwise.com 2016 Capture Memorial Day Photo Contest. The photo, “Flags-In, Memorial Day,” submitted by Amber Knickman of Morrisville, PA, was by far the fan favorite and […]


Funeralwise.com 2016 Capture Memorial Day Photo Contest Invites Entries

WILMETTE, IL, May 5, 2016, — Funeralwise.com invites photographers across the U.S. to participate in its 2016 Capture Memorial Day Photo Contest. This photography contest will recognize and reward photographers whose images convey the meaning and emotion associated with Memorial Day in cemeteries across the United States. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, unofficially started […]


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