The Benefits of Pre-Planning Your Funeral

Monday, October 4, 2021

Have you ever considered planning your funeral ahead of time? The idea of pre-planning a funeral for yourself might feel morbid, but in reality, it's one of the best things that you can do for your end-of-life plans.

Planning a funeral ceremony isn't easy, but with the help of a good funeral home, you can plan your funeral far enough ahead of time that you won't have anything to worry about. 

Keep reading to learn all about the benefits of deciding to plan a funeral for yourself ahead of time. 

It's Better for Your Loved Ones

As we mentioned, planning a funeral service is difficult. While your loved ones will want to give you the sendoff that you deserve, they may find the planning process stressful, especially if they're grieving.

Funerals are also expensive, and if you haven't planned ahead and set aside money for them, they may not have the funds to plan a good funeral. 

When you plan your own funeral, you don't have to worry about burdening your family and friends. You take care of all necessary payments, you deal with the details of the funeral itself, and you let your loved ones relax and enjoy your funeral service so they can start healing right away.

You Make All of The Decisions

Are you someone who loves to get a party just right? Sure, you won't be there for your funeral, but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't get to make decisions about it. Funerals are for the living, but you're the star of the show.

When you plan ahead, you get to decide on the guest list, the decorations, and even the style of funeral that you want. Are you interested in a celebration of life or a traditional funeral? Do you want a viewing or would you prefer a closed casket? 

These decisions are stressful for loved ones. Go through the funeral planning checklist on your own so you call the shots. 

You May Save Money

Funerals are expensive, but did you know that you might save money if you plan ahead? 

When you pre-fund your funeral, you're getting the current prices. With inflation, costs can rise over time. Why wait until the last minute when prices will be higher? 

You Can Relax

There are already a lot of stressors as you near the end of your life. Between medical bills, gathering all of your important documents, getting your affairs in order, and trying to make the most of your experience, why add another stressor? 

When you plan your funeral ahead, you have one less thing to worry about. 

Consider Planning Your Funeral Ahead of Time

Planning your funeral doesn't have to be a last-minute affair and you don't have to leave all of the hard work to your loved ones. Take control of your own funeral by pre-planning it now. 

You'll save money, get to call the shots, and take some of the burdens off of your family and friends. It's the obvious choice. 

If you're ready to start the planning process, we want to help you. Request a consultation with us today and start making these crucial decisions. 

At Schumacher & Benner Funeral Home and Crematory, we want to take care of you and your family in any way possible. Our services include traditional funeral services, celebration of life services, cremations, selection of memorial and headstones, and more.  

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