You’re the proud grandchild of the late Mr. and Mrs. Smith, who passed away this week. You always knew your grandparents were special, but you never realized how much work goes into planning their funerals. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled this collection of tips to help make things easier:


One of the most important things to remember is that it’s best to talk about finances as soon as possible. You can’t assume that your grandparents will have saved up enough money for their funeral. They may have been planning on passing away at a younger age or they might not have had any savings at all.

It’s also important to do your research and find out what options are available for you when it comes to paying for funeral services, especially if you’re going through this process alone (or with one other person). If there isn’t enough money in their estate, then it’s time to start asking around and looking into alternative payment methods like loans or payment plans.

If there isn’t enough money in their estate and no one else wants to help pay for everything, then talk with the funeral director about how much assistance they’ll provide in exchange for working with them exclusively on this matter (instead of spending time trying other options).

Funeral Memorial Video

A funeral memorial video is a short movie that is shown at your loved one’s service. It’s usually made up of photos and videos from their life, along with music and spoken messages from family members and friends. Many people opt to include clips from old home movies, video files (which requires VHS to DVD conversion) or photos from their childhoods in these videos, which can be both entertaining and sentimental for those watching them.

To make your funeral memorial video, you’ll need to collect photos and other media that represent the person who has passed away (their birth certificate helps), then bring them into an editing program like iMovie or Final Cut Pro X on your computer. Alternatively, if you’re more comfortable on an iPad device such as an iPad Pro or older iPad Air/iPad mini model running iOS 9+, there are many apps available for creating this type of video including PhotoVideo HD by Apple itself! One option is also Vimeo Video School where they have several tutorials showing how easy it can be.”

Casket and Transportation

The casket is typically the first thing that comes to mind when planning a funeral. It’s a box for the body, but it also has other purposes. The casket can be used as an additional place for flowers, cards, and other items after your loved one’s service.

Aside from burial and cremation costs, many families can expect to spend upward of $5000 on a casket and transportation services like Your Ultimate Ride. If you are planning on purchasing this item separate from transportation costs (which we’ll discuss later), there are several things to keep in mind:

  • A casket purchased directly from a manufacturer may cost less than those sold by funeral homes–but make sure you understand exactly what you’re getting before making your purchase!
  • You might need to buy more than one casket if family members choose different styles or colors during visitation; this way everyone gets what they want while keeping costs down!

Funeral Favors & Memorial Gifts

Memorial gifts are a classy way to show your love and support for the family. They’re also not required, but they’re appreciated by the family. Memorial gifts should be something that will be used and cherished by the family, such as furniture or family history books in Australia. You can also give cash or other financial assistance if you’d like to help out with expenses associated with the funeral.


We know that it can be a difficult process, but we’re here to help. If you have any questions about how to plan the perfect funeral for your grandparents, please reach out to us at [EMAIL]. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible!