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First Ever Local Funeral Guide for Orlando

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Brides planning a wedding have over five online wedding guides to help them explore ideas and connect with local Orlando vendors. On the other hand, families planning a funeral have none — until now.  The new OrlandoFuneralGuide.com is the first-ever online funeral-planning guide for Orlando and Central Florida. We want to help people consider all their options and find vendors.  Some people will use our guide to find a funeral home and have it take care of everything. Others, will use the funeral home only for direct cremation and use our guide to plan a memorial event at a reception site with food, music and a DVD tribute to their loved one’s life.

There are 23 categories of local funeral related products and services in the OrlandoFuneralGuide.com. Some of these categories include – Cemeteries, Scattering by Boat, Clergy, Flowers, Dove Release, Butterfly Release, Reception Sites, and Musicians. Other categories include unusual options such as ash Scattering by Balloon, Home Funeral Guides (also known as death midwives) and Transportation, which includes a listing for Downtown Horse and Carriage and their horse drawn hearse.  Another unique category is Grief Support. All vendors in this category are nonprofit organizations that provide free or low-cost grief counseling.

The OrlandoFuneralGuide.com  features an interactive map of all the funeral homes in Greater Orlando area and a directory of all the cemeteries.  People can easily identify funeral homes in the Orlando area, compare services and become more informed of their funeral options. The Guide provides local insight on funeral planning in Central Florida.  Articles include Low Cost Funeral Tips for the Orlando and Central Florida , Green Funerals and Burials in Orlando and Central Florida, and Scattering Cremated Remains in the Orlando Area.

The Guide includes a complete directory of the Florida state laws regulating funeral homes and cemeteries.

The OrlandoFuneralGuide.com makes funeral planning easier for people in Central Florida. The OrlandoFuneralGuide.com is the sixth in the  www.TheFuneralSite.com’s series of local funeral guides.  Other local funeral planning guides include – the SeattleFuneralGuide.com, the PortlandFuneralGuide.com, the  San Francisco BayAreaFuneralGuide.com, the LA/OrangeCountyFuneralGuide.com and the SanDiegoFuneralGuide.com.

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Portland Funeral Guide launches!

Pioneering a new age in funerals – PortlandFuneralGuide.com

First Ever Local Funeral Planning Guide for Portland Metro Area Residents

 

The PortlandFuneralGuide.com, the first-ever Portland, Oregon online guide for funeral planning has launched.  While several companies produce local wedding-planning guides, no one has created a local funeral planning guide.  “We want to help people explore their options and plan funerals or celebrations-of-life at home, on their computers”, Anna Copley, cofounder of the Portland Funeral Guide, said.

 

The Portland Funeral Guide can be found at www.PortlandFuneralGuide.com.  It is part of http://www.TheFuneralSite.com, a national funeral planning Web site based in Seattle.

 

“We launched the national Web site a year and a half ago, and since then we’ve realized that most of funeral planning involves local vendors – caterers, musicians, florists. We decided to create a series of local funeral guides to help people explore their options and hook up with businesses in their communities.” Copley said.

The Portland guide is the fifth in a series of local guides.  Each guide features a directory of local products and services. Other guides in the series include — Funeral planning for Puget Sound Region in the Seattle Funeral Guide at Seattle Funeral Guide www.seattlefuneralguide.com. Funeral planning for the San Diego area at San Diego Funeral Guide www.sandiegofuneralguide.com. Funeral planning for Los Angeles/Orange County area at Los Angeles Funeral Guide,   www.lafuneralguide.com. Funeral planning for the San Francisco Bay Area at San Francisco Funeral Guide www.bayareafuneralguide.com.

The PortlandFuneralGuide.com features an interactive map of all the funeral homes in the Portland metro area. Some of those funeral homes are “featured” with their own Web pages containing photos and other information. Consumers can identify funeral homes in their area, compare services and be more informed of their funeral options.

 

More than 20 categories of vendors are included in the Portland Funeral Guide. Some of these categories include — ash scattering by boat, ash scattering by plane, clergy/celebrants, flowers, dove release, reception sites, and musicians. However, some categories present unique options such as Home Funeral Guides and Green Funeral Providers. Another unique category is Grief Support. All vendors in this category are nonprofit organizations that provide free or low-cost counseling for the grieving.

 

The Guide provides local insight on funeral planning in Oregon and southern Washington.  Articles include Low Cost Funeral Tips for the Portland Metro Area, Green Funerals in the Portland Metro Area and Green Burials in the Portland Metro Area, and Scattering Remains in the Portland Metro Area. The Guide includes a comprehensive overview of the Oregon state laws regulating funeral homes and cemeteries.

 

In keeping with their mission to help people plan funerals, the site offers an online funeral-planning tool called MY FUNERAL. MY FUNERAL covers all issues involved, from major considerations like, “Do I want to be buried or cremated?”  to details such as what should be inscribed on a headstone.  The MY FUNERAL tool contains seven steps, but users can skip steps or stop at any time and all their completed work will be saved.  MY FUNERAL helps people consider their many options, make informed decisions, and pass these decisions on to people who will carry out their wishes.

 

From headstones, to harpists, to home funerals, the PortlandFuneralGuide.com makes funeral planning easier for people in the Portland metro area.

 

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