Consider only what you need. These would be where you want your funeral to be held, your home or a funeral parlor, the casket or coffin and your burial place. There are several funeral plans are offered that will cover the casket and funeral service like the venue and the funeral car. For burial sites you can contact the cemetery of your choice to inquire on the price of their available lots. There are several cemeteries that also offer larger lots and mausoleums for a family burial site. But consider your budget. Large mausoleums are expensive so consider them carefully.
There is also the cremation service. If you wish to be in ashes and kept in a family urn then you can prepare for a cremation service. With this option you will be discarding the casket for an ash urn. Finding a funeral parlor to conduct the cremation is not much of a problem as most of them offer cremation as one of their services. You will not need a burial site as well. That means that a cremation could be a more cost effective choice for a prearranged funeral.
You may also want to consider setting aside funds for your funeral where there will be friends who would come and mourn with your family. Take note of everything. The goal is basically to have funds enough to cover funeral expenses leaving no more financial worries and burden behind for your love ones to handle. Another benefit for doing prearranged funeral plans is that you get to pay for future funeral expenses in their prices today. Cemetery lots are still real estates, so expect the prices to go up as years go by. The same can be said to the prices of the funeral services and coffins. Getting them several decades later could mean that you will have to pay twice more for them compared to this year or the next. So it is really advisable and sound to have prearranged funeral plans early on.
So start getting a funeral plan now. It would be best to canvass for cemetery lots. Contact a memorial park agent now to get a catalog of their cemetery lots and even go and see the memorial park itself. Compare prices from other memorial parks but consider the location as well. A more expensive memorial park would be better if it is more accessible to your family when the day comes compared to the cheaper ones.