What are the Benefits of Preplanning a Funeral?

By: Anderson Funeral Home
Saturday, October 1, 2016

What are the Benefits of Preplanning a Funeral?

Funerals can be difficult for everyone, especially family members – and emotions often run high during these trying times. Loved ones want to be heard and they also want to be certain that the wishes of those that have passed on will be met. However, high emotions and differences of opinion can lead to bickering and fighting.

This is why making your wishes known and creating a plan in advance can be vital to keeping the peace. It will relieve your loved ones of many of the decisions involved with the funeral process, as well as the financial responsibility. Pre-planning a funeral can bring peace of mind to all of those involved.

Expenses can be Pre-Paid

This will be one less situation that the loved ones left behind will have to manage. Instead of worrying about paying for the funeral, they will be able to focus on celebrating the life of the one that passed on and healing from the loss.

Music can be Pre-Selected

Emotions can cause people to do and say things that would not make sense under normal circumstances. Family feuds have been started over the “right” songs to play during a funeral. Having the service prearranged will help to avoid any conflicts.

Your Desires will be Recognized

Taking the time to plan out your own funeral will ensure that your wishes are met and that your own personal touch is reflected in the service.

The Cost is Locked In

Inflation means that prices continue to go up on everything, including the expenses involved with funerals. Pre-planning the funeral and making the arrangements to pre-pay for the service will protect you and your family from the rising costs.

Centralized Information

When you pre-plan a funeral, most of the necessary information in one location. This organization will make it easier for those left behind, and it will make pursing your wishes easier as well.

Death always catches us off guard, and the loss can cause emotions ranging from depression to anger. Although preplanning a funeral will not eliminate all the emotional hardship, it can help make it easier for your loved ones to deal with the reality.

Loved ones will be relieved from making some of the many decisions that they will be facing in the days and weeks after a death. You can also be assured that your wishes and desires will be met with the preplanned funeral that you arranged ahead of time.

Remember to let your loved ones know about your preplanned funeral arrangements, and make it easy for them to locate the necessary paperwork once it is needed. Share your thoughts on what you have chosen and why you have chosen those particular elements. The more you plan and share now, the better the outcome of the pre-planned funeral arrangements.

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