Cremation Questions: 5 Benefits of Pre-Planning a Cremation Service

Monday, January 25, 2021

When you're looking into the options for your post-death treatment, you may land on cremation. Cremation uses less land and allows each family member to keep you nearby if they choose, so it's an attractive option.

But have you considered pre-planning your cremation service? 

Too many people don't plan ahead, and then the burden of planning is put on the surviving loved ones. You never know when your time will come, so it's best to start planning before you think you need to!

Let's face it, your friends and family don't know how to plan a cremation memorial service. 

We want to help you help them. Keep reading to learn all about the benefits of pre-planning a cremation service for yourself. 

1. Save Stress for Loved Ones

There are a lot of decisions that go into cremation, and they're decisions that a friend or family member may not be ready to make. 

There are certain medical decisions that need to be made, as well as legal decisions. These things are burdensome for your loved ones, so handling them yourself saves them the heartache. 

When someone passes away, there's already so much stress and so many loose emotions. Don't put serious decisions into the mix. 

2. Save Financial Burdens on Loved Ones

When you're planning your own cremation, you can foot the bill. Even if they may pay for some things, planning ahead covers the larger costs so no one else has to worry about them. 

This also means that you can plan for this payment as well. Learn the price and set money aside until you're ready to pay. Most people don't think about how their death will be paid for.

Death is expensive! Plan ahead so you can get a lovely memorial without the financial strain. 

3. It's More Affordable

Speaking of expenses, it's actually more affordable to pre-plan your cremation service.

Pre-planning means that you'll be locking in a price from the time of the planning. Costs will not increase with the ever-present inflation. 

So regardless of when the memorial happens, you'll be paying the cost of this year's cremation service.

4. You Get to Decide How Your Service Looks

After you pass, you have no say on how your service or your remains are handled. Do you want a little bit more agency than that? 

There are decisions that go into the cremation that are less serious than the financial and legal ones, but still may be important to you. 

You may only want a simple cremation with no real funeral, rather opting for a memorial at home or in a favorite place. You might want to plan and make arrangements for a memorial or a funeral ahead of time.

You may even want written confirmation of what you want to be done with your ashes

Pre-Plan Your Cremation Service Today

Pre-planning your cremation service takes the stress off of your friends and family members and puts the power into your hands. 

Save money for yourself and your family, ease the stress of your passing on your loved ones, and take some control over how you want your end-of-life plans handled. 

To get started, request a consultation. We can help you make the most important decisions ahead of time. 

Schumacher & Benner Funeral Home and Crematory is the only private on-site crematory in Pottstown, PA.That is why we can truly say, your loved one never leaves our care. Our funeral directors are crematory technicians certified by the Cremation Association of North America, which provides advanced certifications to help insure the highest standards.  

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