Have you taken a look at costs of recent traditional funerals of those you know if such info was available?

If you have, chances are those expenses got you thinking about what you may want when your time comes.

Although traditional funerals are common, more folks have given cremation a look. As such, the number of cremations has been on the rise.

With that in mind, is the cost of a traditional funeral and burial going to lead you to something else?

Has Cremation Come to Mind?

If a traditional funeral and burial gives you second thoughts; what about cremation?

You could have your ashes placed in an urn for a loved one to hold on to or even have them scattered. Having your ashes scattered could mean burial at sea services.

With such services, you can go to a final resting place that may have had a special place in your heart for many years.

If you have a love for the water, it could be because any of the following reasons:

  • You served in the military and were at sea
  • You grew up by the water
  • You loved to fish or sail over the years
  • You had your marriage on the beach

As you can see, there can be different reasons that a burial at sea would hold some special meaning for you.

If you do opt to go with a cremation and burial at sea, be sure to do some investigating. Look at the best companies out there for this type of service.

Most companies in this industry have websites and even a presence on social media. As a result, you should not have trouble getting details on what they have to offer.

Among the things you’d want to know about:

  • Costs involved
  • How many family members and friends can use the boat that takes your ashes out to sea
  • What kind of service to have
  • If video of the service is an option

If you do decide to go ahead with such a service, make sure you have everything in writing while still of sound mind. The last thing you’d want is for your wishes not honored by loved ones.

By getting the plans in writing now, you have one less thing to worry about down the road.

Getting Other Affairs in Order

There are in most cases two means by which people die.

You have the individual who dies a sudden death. He or she may have a heart attack or stroke or can be in a serious auto accident or other such tragedy.

There are also those who die a longer death.

Whether cancer or another life-threatening encounter, they put up a fight. In turn, they succumb at some point in front of a loved one or when no one is around.

No matter the way one goes, it is important they have all their affairs in order before passing.

Not only are funeral plans important, but also the following:

  • Having a will that has your official signature on it
  • Making sure insurance documents are in order
  • Making sure a pet or pets will have care when you are gone
  • Having any unpaid debt accounted for

Getting your affairs in order is something you should do before beginning to slip away.

With that in mind, make sure you get the funeral you want and can afford.