Too often, family members wonder: “Is this what they would have wanted?” when they are tasked with planning a funeral. By making your wishes clear ahead of time, you can significantly alleviate the burden on your loved ones.
Pre-planning is basically creating plans for a funeral before they become necessary. To effectively pre-plan, you will need to gather a variety of family information and make decisions regarding the type of service that you want. The services of a pre-planning counselor or funeral director can help you to plan, organize, and record all of your wishes. You may choose to pay for the arrangements in advance or your plans can be held on file at the funeral home to be undergone when they are needed and invoiced to the family or estate.
There are many reasons that you may decide to pre-plan your funeral services. In most cases, individuals choose to pre-plan to ease the burden on their loved ones during their time of grief. Planning ahead can help to reduce the stress of everyone involved and is one of the only situations where ample time can be taken to carefully consider all of the options.
Consult with a Professional
The right services can help to ensure that you make the best decisions for you. Our experienced staff is capable of guiding you throughout the process of pre-planning. This can include decisions for pre-payment, among many other factors. The services of a professional can go a long way toward easing the stress and burden on your loved ones after your death. This can also provide financial benefits, as it will lock in the current price, which can help to protect your family from the costs of inflation. There are many options for pre-planning and undergoing the pre-planning process will ensure that you have all of the time you need to carefully consider these options.