Why it helps to Pre-Plan Your Funeral

Why it helps to Pre-Plan Your Funeral

Most people are not comfortable with the thought of planning for their demise, but in reality it can be a rewarding and enriching process. Every other aspect of your life was planned to some degree. There was a plan for your education, a plan for your career, a plan for your family, a plan for your retirement, and this is just the next enviable step in life. Once all of the arrangements are made, it will give you a sense of accomplishment and allow you to live your life without having to give it a second thought.

Pre-planning is Easier on Your Family

Losing a loved one is an emotional and traumatic experience and it is usually made more difficult by having to plan a funeral service for the person you have just lost. You can relieve your family of the burden of choosing a funeral home, a casket or urn, a cemetery, and all the other crucial details that are part of a typical funeral by putting down in writing exactly what you want while you are still alive.

Pre-planning a funeral also allows you to add your own personal touches so your family gets the sense that you are still with them. You can pick the prayers that will be read, the music that will be played, and whether or not you want to be cremated or buried. You can even pick your own casket or urn, so it reflects your personal taste. Although you may not be alive to see all of your plans executed, it will give you some peace of mind to know your wishes are being followed.

Pre-planning Your Funeral Saves Money

Money is a touchy subject when it comes to funeral services—no one wants to admit that it matters. Your loved ones are willing to pay anything to give you a proper send off, but it doesn’t mean that they should. If you pre-plan your funeral, you can also pre-fund it, so they are not worried or responsible for any of the costs involved. Plus, most funeral homes will offer lower pricing to pre-planned funerals, since everything is not being decided at the last minute. There is less rush involved if they already have a plan that they can follow.

Nobody wants to think about their funeral, but it is not morbid to plan it in advance. It actually makes a lot of sense. This way you can ensure all the details suit your personality and needs, without forcing your family to make them on your behalf.

If it helps, you can try to view it as if you are planning a final party for your family and friends. It is a chance for everyone to celebrate the great life you led and it should reflect who you are as a person. Unfortunately, it is not a party you will be able to attend, but if you plan it with the right personal touches, they will know in their hearts that you are still with them. 

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Why You Sould Pre-Plan Your Funeral
  • Pre-planning your funeral can relieve your family and friends of the burder of choosing a funeral home, casket or urn, a cemetery location, and all the other crucial details regarding funerals. 
  • Pre-planning a funeral creates a more personal feeling that can provide your family with the sense that you are still with them. 
  • Pre-planning a funeral allows you to pre-fund the funeral. This relieves your family off financial stresses that are associated with funeral costs. 
  • Pre-planning your funeral ensures that all the details suit your personality and needs, without forcing your family to make them on your behalf.