Most people who decide to make their final arrangements ahead of time do so out of a desire to ease the burden on those who survive them. Everyone wants to do the best for the people they love. End of life decisions, many of which can incur financial obligations, are challenging when one is grieving.
Making your own choices clear by pre-planning spares those you leave behind the hardship of having to discern what might have been your wishes. Instead, they will have the peace of mind that comes from knowing they are truly honoring your intentions.
The prearrangement process affords you a calm setting to lay out your final plans. The staff at Hollywood Forever will guide you through the options available and help you make decisions that are right for you and your family. Whatever your traditions, whether familial, cultural, or religious, we will tailor our services to fit your needs and budget.
Our staff will guide you through important decisions, among them the following:
- Do you envision a traditional burial, or is cremation an option for you?
- If you opt for a space in the cemetery, will it be a lawn space, a crypt in a mausoleum, a cremation plot, or a cremation niche?
- Will there be a ceremony? If so, will it follow religious or cultural guidelines, or will it be an unaffiliated celebration of your life? Who will conduct your ceremony, what readings will be used, and what music will be played?