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How to Pre-Plan Your Arrangements

Cemetery.com offers comprehensive information and checklists to help you begin the pre-planning process


Arranging In Advance

Cemetery.com and its partners can help plan for a loved one who may be close to passing. Our comprehensive resources will assist in the planning and coordination ensuring that their last wishes are observed and their traditions are honored.

If the person you are pre-planning for someone is incapacitated, be sure to have a copy of their living will to help identify important items to consider.

Pre-planning Options

When deciding on the most appropriate final arrangements, there are many options to consider including what type of burial, what kind of funeral service and where you would like it occur. You and your family deserve a highly personal funeral service that respects your wishes, traditions and religious beliefs.

From a mausoleum and in-ground burial to cremation and natural burials, this section details the various burial and memorialization options.


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Reasons to Plan Arrangements Now

Pre-planning your funeral relieves some of the future stress that your loved ones will face when having to coordinate and pay for funeral arrangements. Planning now also ensures that your final wishes are known while also securing current prices.


You Can Pre-plan for Yourself or Family Members

Pre-planning not only secures your wishes, but it also helps your family. You and your family can plan together to ensure that everyone’s wishes are taken into account. You can pre-plan for yourself, a spouse or other family members.

If you are pre-planning for someone who is incapacitated, be sure to have a copy of their living will to help identify important items to consider.

Pre-Planning is a Gift to Your Family

Pre-planning your funeral relieves some of the future stress that your loved ones will face when having to coordinate and pay for funeral arrangements. Planning now also ensures that your final wishes are actualized.


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Find A Cemetery & Funeral Home

Depending on type of burial, monument, geographic location, and many other considerations it is important to select a cemetery that meets you and your family's needs. Each cemetery and funeral home may include many different services and it is important that you find the one that feels most comfortable to you and your family. Cemetery.com provides a comprehensive guide of funeral homes and cemeteries throughout the United States to help you begin your pre-planning process. Consider location, types of burial, religious specialties, cost and more. Click here to begin researching funeral homes and cemeteries.

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Schedule a Meeting with a Funeral Home & Cemetery

The Cemetery.com Arrangement Center provides families with an easy and streamlined way to research, make funeral appointments and pre-plan arrangements directly with funeral homes and cemeteries.

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Free Pre-Planning Guide

Complete this request form and receive a copy of the Cemetery.com Pre-Planning Guide & Checklist by email.

Included in this Guide:

  • What is needed and how to plan a burial and funeral
  • Information on a Cemetery
  • Find a complete guide to making burial arrangements
  • End of Life decision making tools and information
  • Burial Options fully explained
  • How planning can safeguard and protect your family's legacy and much more to help lead you through the process
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