Many funeral homes offer the option to pre-plan your own funeral so you can ensure everything will be done just as you like. However, there are a number of reasons you may wish to do this planning now, so no one else will need to in the future.
1. Things Will Be Done Your Way
Perhaps one of the biggest reasons people choose to pre-plan is because they have a specific idea of how they want things to go and they wish to ensure it happens. By taking the time to pre-plan everything and settle it with the funeral home, you will ensure that you get to make all the decisions and everything will be done according to your wishes.
2. Reduce Stress on Your Family
Trying to plan a funeral while mourning is difficult and stressful, so you can ease that burden on your family by doing it all for them. They just need to arrive at the funeral home on the specific day and can spend the rest of their time recovering. This means they don’t have to figure out all the details for the funeral that may seem hard to think about in the moment.
3. Ensure Your Funeral is Handled by the Right People
Most funerals are arranged last minute and by people who are having a hard time with the passing of their loved one. This means they may choose the closest option for a funeral home. If you have a preference, you can take the time to find the right people to handle things for you. You’ll have more time to do this than someone who is struggling to get it all done in a week or so, and you can get to know the funeral company in order to determine if they are the right people to manage your memorial.
4. Save Money
Funerals are expensive, so if you can prepay things now, it will make life easier for everyone later on. This is a very easy way to relieve a heavy burden when they really need it. A funeral is a stressful and difficult event anyway and having to figure out where the money is coming from can be even more stressful. Often, you can do a payment plan so you pay over time and the funeral will be paid off years in advance.
5. Show Your Family You Love Them
This can be your way of showing them your love one last time. Not only are you taking care of things until the end, but you may also request something special from the funeral home to share your love with your family. For example, a certain song being played or specific videos or photos being shown can really make them smile in a difficult time, knowing that was what you wanted.
Planning your funeral can be a good way to ensure everything is done right. If you’re interested in learning more about this option, contact Stockman and Loram today.