When you die, it is fairly obvious that your family and friends will find coping with the associated grief and loss very difficult. Coupled with that is the fact that approximately 70% of people who die today don’t even have a will drafted to assist their family and loved ones, and over 85% of people do not share what they have in mind for their end-of-life preferences at all.
With that in mind, one of the most loving acts you can do is to pre-arrange and pre-pay your funeral plans, so that you can minimize the emotional and financial distress associated with an unplanned funeral.
1. Pre-planning gives you total control over your funeral
Advanced planning gives you decision making power over almost every detail at your service. You can pick and choose services exactly the way you want them. Detailing your last wishes ensures that your remains are handled as you wish them to be.
2. Pre-planning takes the guesswork and accompanying stress from your family
Most people have no idea how to get started planning a funeral, so pre-planning your burial or cremation arrangements is a tremendous opportunity to minimize the pressures on the family you leave behind. A structured preplan also can reduce (or eliminate) disputes among your family members as they will know exactly what to do.
3. Pre-planning lets your family focus on healing from their grief
Because your pre-planned funeral is already taken care of, the extra time lets your family work through their grief and loss, notify other loved ones, and write your eulogy among other things. And if your family isn’t rushed planning your arrangements, it gives them more time to plan a truly personalized memorial service to celebrate your memory.
4. Pre-planning gives you peace of mind
When all the details of your funeral are planned in advance, it can give you great peace of mind know you have created a comprehensive end-of-life plan.
5. Pre-paying your pre-planed makes financial sense
By prepaying your funeral, you lock in your services and merchandise at today’s prices, hedging against inflation.
We are experts in preplanning, and over the last 121+ years, and we have helped thousands of families pre-arrange and pre-pay their funerals so they have peace of mind knowing that that when the time comes, everything is all taken care of.