Planning a Funeral Service

For many years, Nelson Family Mortuary has been offering affordable funeral arrangements in Utah, and our goal is to make this process as easy for you as possible. We understand that planning a funeral service is a very emotional process, and we believe that being informed is crucial. Here is a short funeral planning guide to help you plan and get you started.

How to Plan a Funeral - Funeral Planning Guide

Final Disposition Options - In order to make any decisions with confidence, you must have all the information and facts to clearly choose. We will explain each option in careful detail until you are satisfied with all your choices.

Ceremonial Options - At Nelson Family Mortuary, we only want the best for you and your family. If you would like a traditional ceremony or an alternative funeral ceremony, an educated staff member will provide you with every detail you need to make a decision. Information Gathering - It can be a very overwhelming process trying to remember everything you need to do to plan a funeral. One of our caring and compassionate staff members will assist you with all the necessary paperwork and information that is needed.

Selecting Memorial Items - We have a large selection of high-quality memorial items and we don't expect you to make an immediate decision. To commemorate your loved one, you can choose from our caskets, urns, memorial DVDs and more.

The Logistics - We know that you have more than your fair share of responsibilities at this point. Your journey to healing is also very important to us, so we ensure all of the details of the service runs smoothly such as valet pick up for family members and the transportation of the remains.

Financing Options - We know the final arrangement costs can be daunting and overwhelming. One of our gentle Nelson Family Mortuary staff members will explain the final quote in full detail and ensure there are no hidden costs or fees for you and your family.

Finalizing the Arrangements - Once all the decisions have been made, the options have been chosen and you understand in full detail, we will create a permanent file for you at Nelson. This is especially critical if you are looking into pre-planning for you or a family member. To learn more about funerals and planning a funeral please take a look at what makes a funeral page.

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It's free of charge to transfer your preneed funeral plans to Nelson. If you currently have a funeral plan and are considering switching, our experienced and compassionate staff can assist you in transferring your current plans to Nelson Mortuary. Learn how easy the transfer process is and how we can help by visiting our upgrade your pre-need plan section of our website or simply contact us.

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Below you will also find a list of resource pages that we have put together to educate you about the different kinds of funeral plans, along with some current funeral trends. Please take the time to read each one so you understand what your options are, and can make the right decision about which type of funeral plans are best to remember the life of your loved one. We also have a separate section with information on how to plan burial services in Provo and Orem.

We are confident that the following information will help you, and show you why we are known as a provider of affordable funeral plans & arrangements Utah families trust.

Preparing for a Funeral Service

What is involved in preparing for a funeral service? The specific details largely depend on whether you are a member of the immediate or extended family, or simply a guest. Learn more about preparing for a funeral in this section of our website.

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How to Plan a Graveside Service

Use this step-by-step guide to planning a burial service to ensure you don't miss any important details.

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How to Plan a Cremation Service

Choosing cremation doesn't mean there can't be a remembrance service. Learn how to plan for the memorialization of a loved one through ceremony and remembrance.

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How to Plan a Celebration of Life

Because it's an opportunity to showcase someone's unique life story and achievements, today's celebration of life is a deeply personal event. If you think such an event is the right choice for your situation, here's what should know about planning celebrations of life.

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We hope that the above information was helpful and that you are now fully prepared to make a decision regarding the funeral of the deceased. However, if you have questions for us we welcome you to give us a call at (801) 405-7444 so we can answer them. You also have the option to send us an email through our online contact form or stop by in person.

In addition, we recommend that you take some time to look through a few other pages on our site to see the different affordable funeral arrangements Utah families choose most. If you’re considering cremation, then please read through our affordable cremation service page. There is also an affordable memorial service section of our website that you should take a look at.

If you are in immediate need we want to remind you that we have staff standing by 24 hours a day to help, so please do not hesitate to pick up the phone and call us right now.

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