Pre Planning a Funeral
April 4, 2016
Pre planning a funeral is getting more and more popular. There are many reasons why a person pre plans their funeral. Most people that do, do it for peace of mind knowing that their wishes are going to be a reality.
They also might think that this is best for their families, not to have to deal with the funeral planning.
Arranging a funeral when you are grieving is hard enough, and by pre planning a funeral, the person who had planned his own funeral is making it easier on the family who needs to deal with the grief of losing them.
The steps of pre planning a funeral start with your decision
With pre planning a funeral, it means that you are actually planning a funeral, but with no actual date for the funeral. The funeral can be planned in the comfort of your home, with telephone communications to the funeral homes and even with emails.
This makes it convenient if the person is really ill and not able to go to the funeral home for the actual planning.
Contact details, Lists and Choices all have to be made
It is essential that a list be created with the choices that the person has made, with all the information about the person. The funeral home will also need the contact details of the surviving family members who will be doing the final organization and arranging the date of the funeral.
The costs of the funeral will be the present costs, and you will have one year to pay. Most funeral homes will make the repayments interest free, for the first year. Then, when the person actually dies, there is nothing left for the family to do , except deciding on the date of the funeral. They won’t even have any costs to pay.
Who can consider pre planning a funeral?
When we think about pre planning a funeral, we normally accept that seriously ill people are the ones who will do the planning. But, there is no reason why anyone else can’t pre-plan the funeral.
It can make it a lot easier for the family, and the dying member, to get through the hard time of losing someone and the stress of finding the money to pay for the funeral.
The variety of plans available for pre-planning
The one question that many people have when planning their own funerals is – is there more than one option of a funeral plan that they can choose from when pre-planning. The answer is yes. Most funeral homes have more than one type of plan available.
Not many people are thinking about pre planning a funeral, but there are some great benefits to be had. However, there are many questions around pre planning a funeral, as this isn’t something that everyone does.
The more information you can get about this topic, the more sense it makes to make it emotionally and financially easier for your family when you die.
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