Benefits of Pre-Planning
Between 70 and 75 decisions are made within the first 24-48 hours of death. It’s difficult to think rationally while making so many decisions within days of losing someone, pre-planning gives you, your family and your friends peace of mind. Pre-planning gives your loved ones direction of your wants and desires.
Many people plan for life events such as weddings and vacations well in advance, but many people do not plan for something that is certain to happen, their funeral. Most people do not want to think about their own morality. The primary advantages of pre-arranging your funeral is to relieve the burden on your loved ones at an already emotional time, to ensure your funeral is carried out according to your wishes and eliminating the task of second-guessing what you would have wanted. Taking the time now to arrange your funeral is one less thing your loved ones will need to worry about once you’ve passed. Pre-planning your funeral is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give to your family.
You can pre-plan your funeral without obligation or payment. Simply starting a file and putting your wishes down on paper can make the process easier for your family.
If you are not sure what services you want or even what funeral home you want to use, we encourage you to call or come in and ask questions without commitment.
We can co-ordinate a payment plan that suits your budget, from a single payment plan to monthly bank account withdrawals. Pre-payment also protects you and your family from inflation, and the growth is non-taxable provided it is use for the funeral. If your funeral costs less than the amount your plan has accumulated , those funds will be refunded to your beneficiaries. For more information, simply speak to your funeral director. Each year thousands of people decide to pre-plan and pre-pay their funerals. These plans are designed to be flexible and can accommodate the many changes that often occur in people’s lives.
What you can do in advance…
- Decide on Burial or Cremation.
- Pick what type of service you want (religious, military, non-traditional)
- Choose which funeral home to use.
- Designate your pallbearers, pick any music or readings you want at your service.