5 Main Benefits of Pre-Planning a Funeral

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Every day, 7,452 people pass away in the United States.

The loss of life is tragic and can take a toll on friends and family. Wouldn't it be nice to take some of that stress away?

By pre-planning funeral arrangements, you can do just that. Read on to learn five of the biggest reasons why you should consider planning your funeral in advance.

1. Peace of Mind

A loss is never something that's easy to deal with. Grief is a real and painful experience.

While you can't protect your family from all grief following your passing, preplanning a funeral can minimize the pain and frustration they experience.

Since you'll have the details planned out, your family won't have to guess about your wishes and stress themselves out trying to put together a service. Instead, they can focus on honoring your life and legacy.

2. More Time to Secure Funding

Between 1986 and 2017, prices for caskets rose 230%.

Funerals aren't cheap. But that doesn't mean your family will need to break the bank to give you a great service.

Choosing to plan now gives you and your loved ones more time to cover the costs of the service. Not only that, but paying today means locking in current rates.

Your loved ones won't have any surprise expenses when you pass.

3. Celebrate Life Your Way

As difficult as attending a funeral can be, there's also something uplifting about the experience. A funeral doesn't have to be a somber experience, after all.

Your funeral is your goodbye to the world. Wouldn't it be nice to go out in style?

Preplanning lets you customize your service to your liking. You can choose everything from the casket or urn to the music played at the service to your flower arrangement.

4. Familial Input

Of course, a funeral isn't only about the deceased. It's also about those who loved the recently passed.

If you so choose, you can involve your loved ones in the planning process.

Should you leave the arrangements to your friends and family, they're faced with two tough options.

First, they have the option to approach the topic with you directly. For many people, talking about funeral wishes is a tough and uncomfortable subject.

On the other hand, they may feel too apprehensive to broach the topic. This isn't a great idea, either, as it forces them to guess your funeral wishes.

5. Demystification of Death

Many people have an innate fear of death.

But coming to terms with one's own mortality is important. And there's no better way to do so than by planning a funeral.

Speaking with a funeral director and learning about the process can help shine a light on the mysterious and often frightening process of death.

The Advantages of Pre-Planning Funeral Services

Pre-planning funeral arrangements might seem like a strange or even morose thing to do. But by taking the reigns and customizing your service, you can ensure an easier grieving process for your family, financial security, the honor of your final wishes, and more.

Contact us today with any questions you may have or look into the resources we provide.

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