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Virginia Funeral Insurance – Virginia Burial Insurance Guide

‘Preneed’ or ‘prearrangement’ are terms coined by the funeral industry to describe the arrangement and payment of a funeral prior to death. If you wish the funerals to be in your own way, you should plan in advance of your or a beloved’s death. To prefinance the funerals, you may get one of Virginia funeral […]

Virginia Funerals Checklist

Prior to engaging with a funeral home in Virginia, check with several funeral homes. Compare their costs along this Virginia funeral checklist.   ‘Simple’ Disposition of the Remains in Virginia:   – Immediate burial – Immediate cremation – If the cremation process is extra, how much is it? – Donation of the body to a […]

Virginia Caskets – Virginia Coffins Guide

A casket often is the single most expensive item you’ll buy if you plan a ‘traditional,’ full-service funeral. Virginia caskets vary widely in style and price and are sold primarily for their visual appeal. Typically, they’re constructed of metal, wood, fiberboard, fiberglass or plastic. Although an average casket costs slightly more than $2,000 in Virginia, […]

Virginia Flower Wreaths – Virginia Flower Funeral Wreaths Guide

When a death occurs in Virginia, knowing how to comfort those left behind is not easy and sending funeral flowers can be sometimes even more difficult. What is appropriate as funeral wreaths to memorialize relatives, or people to whom you are not related or those you’ve not personally met, such as the wife or husband […]

Virginia Funeral Cost – Virginia Funeral Costs Guide

Funeral homes, cemeteries and other service providers in Virginia expect to receive payment in full at the time of the funeral. With the average cost of a funeral around $8,000 in the United States for example, it can be a hardship if you have not planned ahead for this expenditure. There are several ways to […]

Virginia Cremation Services – Virginia Cremation Guide

As more people are choosing cremation in Virginia, funeral service professionals are striving to give consumers a true sense of what their many options are for Virginia cremation services. Often funeral directors find that people in Virginia have a preconception that they have fewer choices for a ceremony when selecting cremation for themselves or a […]

Virginia Funeral Services – Virginia Funeral Services Professionals

Virginia Funeral Services: Embalming   Many funeral homes in Virginia require embalming if you’re planning a viewing or visitation. But embalming generally is not necessary or legally required if the body is buried or cremated shortly after death. Eliminating this service can save you hundreds of dollars. Under the Funeral Rule, a Virginia funeral provider: […]

Virginia Urns – Virginia Funeral Urns for Ashes Guide

One of the main things to keep in mind when choosing a cremation urn in Virginia is that rushing to make a choice is usually not necessary. Many people assume that an urn will be available immediately after the cremation is completed, but that is not the case. Crematories in Virginia typically will package remains […]

Virginia Burial Arrangements – Virginia Burial Arrangement Guide

Every Virginia family is different, and not everyone wants the same type of funeral. Virginia burial arrangements practices are influenced by religious and cultural traditions, costs and personal preferences. These factors help determine whether the funeral will be elaborate or simple, public or private, religious or secular, and where it will be held in Virginia. […]

Virginia Funeral Homes – Virginia Funeral Home Guide

Many people in Virginia don’t realize that they are not legally required to use a funeral home to plan and conduct a funeral. However, because they have little experience with the many details and legal requirements involved and may be emotionally distraught when it’s time to make the plans, many people find the services of […]