Decisions You Will Need to Make When Planning a Funeral

After my father passed away suddenly, my mother, siblings and I all struggled with planning his funeral. We were already in a state of shock and sorrow, and then we were overwhelmed with the options and decisions we had to make in regards to the funeral. Luckily for us, we worked with an amazing funeral home and funeral director who helped guide us through the process. I know how hard it is to plan a funeral and how many decisions need to be made. This website was created in order to give families preparing to lay a loved one to rest a guide of sorts that will help them determine what decisions will need to be made and information about those decisions. I extend my sympathies to you if you are in this position and hope my website helps to make things a little bit easier for you.

Taking A Closer Look At Crowdfunding Unexpected Funeral Expenses


Paying for funeral expenses may be a necessary part of life, but that does not mean that everyone has a savings that they have dedicated to end-of-life expenses just in case someone they love passes away. In fact, many people find that when someone unexpectedly passes, they are at a loss and have no way to come up with as much as $7,000 or more on their own to pay for a funeral. In these situations, taking the crowdfunding approach to paying for a funeral can be an excellent idea. Here are a few things that you will want to know about crowdfunding a funeral to help you get started in the right direction. 

Let the Funeral Home Know About Your Intentions

Your biggest concern, if you have to turn to crowdfunding funeral expenses, is to keep the funeral home informed of your intentions. The funeral home will likely house your loved one until you can afford a funeral, but they will normally charge a fee for every day they are in waiting. You will need to know up front how much you will be charged and how much time you have to work with.

Carefully Examine Your Crowdfunding Options

You may be tempted to go online and start with the first crowdfunding website you can find to build a request page. However, it is best to do some research first, even if it is only a few minutes. You should be looking for answers to questions like:

  • How well-recognized is the website you plan to use?
  • How much of a percentage of your funding will the website take?
  • How long will it take to get the money once you reach your crowdfunding threshold?
  • Is the site easy to use and navigate?

Spread the Word about Your Crowdfunding Efforts

Once you have found the right crowdfunding site and set up a page to collect donations, the real work will begin. The success of crowdfunding will rely heavily on how much effort you put into getting the collection page out in social media and online. Share the collection page address with your friends and family members and even have it implemented into the obituary on local radio and newspaper announcements.

When done appropriately, crowdfunding is a perfectly logical way to raise enough money to pay for an unexpected funeral. For more information about raising funds to help you cover the costs of a funeral, talk to a funeral home director, such as one at Taylor Funeral Home, for advice.


26 August 2015