Funerals are a part of life, and they can be one of the most significant purchases you will ever make. Most people don't make major purchases without gathering information, shopping around, and comparing prices. Why, then, do so many people fail to do just that when it comes to the purchase of a funeral?
Perhaps they feel you can't plan ahead when it comes to funerals. But you can and you should. Planning ahead gives peace of mind and eliminates questions like, "What would he or she have wanted?" The best way to avoid second guessing is to think about and plan for the funeral now. If everyone considers the options, talks them out, decides what they want done, and lets their wishes be known there will be far fewer problems later on.