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Five Ways to Plan for a Funeral


Are you considering making funeral plans for you or another member of your family? There are many things to consider when planning a funeral. These considerations include financial, personal preference and event coordinating. Funeral service is continually evolving. Families today have many options to consider when memorializing a loved one. Here are a few things to consider when planning in advance:


Have a Talk with Your Family

This is an important conversation to have. By having an open and honest discussion, people can be sure that one’s wishes are fulfilled. This also can be a time when a family can reflect and share memories with one another.


Visit Local Richmond Funeral Homes

It is important for families to feel comfortable with the funeral home they choose to work with. It also gives you the opportunity to learn more about the array of services as well as the different price points of the different service packages that a funeral home offers. Our staff at Affinity would love to sit down with you and show you our new space. Give us a call today at 804-477-3136 or stop into our new facility at 2720 Enterprise Parkway Richmond, VA 23294.


Visit Local Cemeteries

Whether you select a traditional burial or cremation, interment at a cemetery is a possibility. Each cemetery has their own price point and guidelines. You may want to preplan and reserve a burial plot or niche space ahead of time. Most cemeteries also have a vault requirement. You certainly can purchase the vault through the cemetery, but you may also purchase a vault through us here at Affinity Funeral Service.


Funeral Event Planning

With the rise in cremation, many families are still looking for ways to memorialize their loved ones. Memorials can take place at the funeral home, at the church, or even at a later date at a restaurant. Some factors to consider if you are to have a traditional service or memorial service include: selecting the clergy, selection of pallbearers, family to speak at the service, as well as verses or music that one would like to share at the service.


Pre-funding Your Funeral Service

After you’ve discussed your funeral plans with your family, you may choose to pre-fund your funeral. There are several advantages to choosing to pre fund a funeral service. These include: guaranteed price, significant savings, transferability, and security and protection.

  • Guaranteed Price: All Funeral Service charges and merchandise are price guaranteed.
  • Significant Savings: Planning in advance allows one to make clear decisions without be too emotional.
  • Transferability: In the event that you decide to move, our staff can work with you to find a funeral home in your new home.
  • Security & Protection: In Virginia, as required by the Code of Virginia, funeral providers are required to place funds that have been funded in advance with a state approved third-party entities.


Contact Affinity Funeral Service

We welcome you to call us anytime at 804-477-3136 with your questions and concerns, or stop by our new facility at 2720 Enterprise Parkway Richmond, VA 23294 to take a tour of our building.