Consumer Resources

Whether you’re interested in planning a funeral or memorial service, or are curious about what’s expected of you when you attend such an event, this page contains a variety of resources from FAMIC-member organizations about what you should know as a consumer.

Curious about pre-planning?  Looking for information about cremation? Looking for grief and bereavement resources?  Maybe you’re just wondering about funeral etiquette – whatever your question, we urge you to spend a few minutes perusing the consumer pages of the International Order of the Golden Rule, the National Funeral Directors Association, the Selected Independent Funeral Homes, and National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association, four of the major associations for funeral service professionals.  Here you will find information about all aspects of funeral service, and the resources to find a compassionate, trustworthy funeral director in your community.

Questions about caskets?  The Casket & Funeral Supply Association of America has information ranging from casket design to costs to outer containers and vaults, which most cemeteries require.

Permanent memorialization is for most people an important element of their funeral or memorial service.  The Monument Builders of North America have many helpful recommendations for how to purchase a memorial and where to look in your community.

We hope the information on these pages answers any questions you might have about funerals and memorialization, but if there’s anything else we can do to help you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

FAQs coming soon!