Preparing Final Arrangements

Preparing final arrangements for your loved one can be stressful, on top of processing your grief. Enlisting the services of a dedicated funeral home like Dale Woodward will help make the logistics easier. We’re here to answer any questions you have and offer support for your specific needs.

Below, see five things to know about preparing final arrangements.

Different types of caskets

Caskets come in various types, including wood, metal, and steel. They also come in different styles at different prices. Caskets can often be customized, too, in the event you’d like a special tribute for your loved one.

You can choose a burial vault

Cemeteries are typically required to to protect the casket and keep up the right grounds maintenance. Many people today choose to select a burial vault for their loved ones to safeguard them.

Memorial markers keep the memory 

A beautiful way to keep the memory of your loved one going is a memorial marker. It’s timeless and offers a location for family and friends to pay respects and visit for years. 

Urns and urn vaults

If your loved one is being cremated, you can choose an urn to hold the remains. Traditional urns are typically made of wood, marble, bronze, or ceramic and vary in styles. And like a burial vault, you can place the urn safely at an urn vault at the cemetery.

Flowers and floral arrangements

Funeral homes will often work with local florists to present beautiful flowers for the funeral, visitation, graveside service, or memorial. They can also incorporate any sympathy flowers into the service that may have been sent by family or friends. Flowers are typically either self-standing or arranged specially for the casket or urn.

If you’ve lost a loved one and need guidance on next steps, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Dale Woodward. We'd be honored to guide and support you in this emotional and difficult time.

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