Funeral Etiquette: Where to Sit at a Funeral

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Losing a loved one is hard, and attending their funeral can be overwhelming. Proper seating during the service is essential to respect the family and other mourners. No set rules for seating arrangements exist, but following certain general guidelines is recommended. When Should You Sit Or Stand? Most mourners should sit for the funeral. There […]

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Can You Be Buried Without a Casket?

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If you’ve ever wondered if you could be buried without a casket, the answer is both ‘yes!’ and ‘no!’ Being buried without a casket is called a natural burial. While there are no existing federal regulations on natural burials, you do have to consider state and local regulations, and if the funeral home you’ve selected […]

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The Differences Between a Wake, Viewing, Memorial, & Funeral

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Many decisions will need to be made when a loved one passes away, including which type of service will best meet the needs of family and friends. There are typically four services: wakes, viewings, memorials, and funerals. Each end-of-life celebration will involve different amounts of time, energy, and costs. Often, those who plan the final […]

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Can You Bury Cremated Remains?

A 2022 survey by Choice Mutual Insurance Agency found that most Americans choose cremation over traditional and natural burials primarily due to personal and financial reasons (generally, cremation is much less expensive than a traditional burial).  However, even if an individual requests cremation, some families may still want to permanently memorialize their loved one with […]

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What to Know Before Buying a Burial Plot


Dealing with the loss of a loved one is never easy. In addition to navigating grief, you’re also expected to make difficult financial decisions in incredibly short timelines. One of these decisions may even be whether or not to purchase a cemetery plot.  Surprising as it may sound, legal issues can complicate the seemingly simple […]

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How to Write & Deliver a Eulogy

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Eulogies are an integral part of the grieving process; they offer closure and comfort, and help grieving families reminisce about their late loved one. If you’ve been tasked with creating and delivering a eulogy, you’re most likely feeling very overwhelmed and stressed right now. Even though writing a eulogy is a major responsibility, there are […]

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