Pre-Arrangements


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When it comes to your final arrangements, shouldn't you make the decisions?  The arrangements you make will reflect your exact wishes and desires.  Pre-arranging your own service will help to ease the burden of your loved ones.  It will also alleviate any questions, problems or differences, which can occur among family members.


Pre-payment will protect you from the rising cost of prices, and it will not be a financial burden on your loved ones. When you plan ahead you know that your wishes will be fulfilled.


We honor all pre-arrangements no matter where they originated.

Arrangements can be made in the comfort of your own home by clicking the button below.  Fill in as much as you are comfortable with and we'd be pleased to meet with you to discuss further. See the form below for details.


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Funeral Home Arrangements: What You Need To Know

It is a difficult time for the family of a loved one who has passed away. In addition to dealing with their grief, they have other things on their mind such as funeral arrangements. When you die, your body must be prepared for burial or cremation and transported from the place of death to the funeral home. If you have family members who can help with funeral arrangements, they should be involved as much as possible. However, if you are single and live alone, it may fall on your friends or colleagues to take care of final arrangements for you.


In the United States, there is a specific legal process for cremating a human body called Cremation Authorization. The person who died must have a signed document authorizing the cremation. If there is no such document, the body cannot be cremated without a court order. There are also specific laws about who can authorize cremation and when it can take place. Usually, authorization for cremation comes from the deceased person's spouse, parents, adult children, or siblings. If there is no living relative who can give authorization, the court can appoint someone to do so.


There are a few things to keep in mind when making funeral home arrangements. First, funeral homes often have contracts with specific cemeteries, and you may not be able to choose a different cemetery unless the funeral home agrees to it. Second, you will need to choose a casket or urn, and there are many different types to choose from. You may also want to choose specific funeral services, such as a funeral procession or a graveside service. Finally, you will need to decide how to pay for the funeral. Most funeral homes accept payment from a variety of sources, including credit cards and personal checks.


In some states, the law requires funeral homes to allow you to preplan before making final arrangements. In other words, pre-need contracts may be legally binding agreements that dictate the amount you must pay if you change your mind about funeral services. If a loved one dies and you have already made rearrangements, the funeral home may be able to honor those arrangements.


No matter what type of funeral home arrangement you choose, it's important to remember that the most important thing is to celebrate the life of your loved one. Funerals provide an opportunity for friends and family to come together and remember the life of the deceased.


Funeral Pre-Arrangement Tips

When it comes to funeral preplanning, there are a number of things you can do to make the experience less stressful for your family and friends. If you're considering making arrangements ahead of time, here's what you should know:


When it comes to funeral preplanning, there are a number of things you can do to make the experience less stressful for your family and friends. If you're considering making arrangements ahead of time, here's what you should know:


1. Make sure that everyone who is involved in your funeral plans (including yourself) is on the same page with regard to budget, traditions, and preferences

2. Understanding the cost of services ahead of time will help ease any potential financial stress placed upon loved ones.

3. Have a conversation with your family about how you want them to honor/memorialize you after you pass away. These conversations will be important no matter when or how they take place, but it will have a greater impact if they occur before rather than after someone needs to make funeral arrangement decisions.

4. You can create a record of your wishes by making an advance directive so that they will be readily available for anyone responsible for planning and/or paying for the service.

5. Before viewing any particular site or facility, know what you can afford and how you want to allocate your resources including whether or not you should consider pre-planning and prepaying a funeral.

6. Talk with family members about how they might like to honor your memory after you pass away. This should include ideas about memorial services, visitation, guest books, etc.

7. Find out whether or not local ordinances dictate how large a funeral service can be. In some cases, the family may have to move a visitation elsewhere if a funeral home is too small.

8. If you go with an open casket, think about what clothing you would like to see for your final goodbye. Remember that nothing matches a traditional black or dark gray suit/dress and that everyone will probably be dressed formally regardless of what you choose.

9. Be aware that embalming (the fluid used to preserve tissues) isn't always necessary. It's mainly used when dealing with public viewings and open coffins. Decide whether or not you want this applied before planning your visitation and wake times (just keep in mind that the fluids used for this can often alter your loved one's skin color).

10. Get a wake/viewing time that works best with your schedule and other arrangements.

11. If you don't want an open casket, think about whether or not you would like to see your loved one before he/she is dressed and placed in the coffin (most funeral homes allow this).

12. If you are unsure about what to do, ask a friend or family member who has gone through this before for advice. There is no right or wrong way to plan a funeral, but it can be helpful to have someone to guide you through the process. Funerals provide an opportunity for friends and family to say goodbye and honor the life of their loved ones. By planning ahead, you can make sure that your loved one's send-off is everything they would have wanted.


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