Planning in advance is a common action of many people before life events. We plan for weddings, we plan for birthdays, we plan travel… so why would we not plan our own funerals? For many people, the topic of a funeral is very confronting, especially when it comes to planning our own. However, pre-planning a funeral is simple and saves you or your loved ones time and money.
Like planning a wedding, planning a funeral should not be completed within a few days. A pre-planned funeral involves deciding on and making all arrangements for your future service in advance. This allows you to personalise the service and ensures all arrangements are as you wish. There are several decisions during funeral planning, so pre-planning your own removes those decisions from your loved ones during times of grieving. It also enables you the ability to choose the type of funeral you would like and how you would like the service to be conducted. Pre-planning your funeral also involves paying for your service in advance. Pre-paid funerals fix the price at current costs and guarantees no additional costs in the future.
Not many people like to think about their own funeral, but planning the service in advance has several advantages for you and your loved ones.
With a pre-planned funeral, the payment is fixed at today’s funeral costs. The price is also guaranteed, meaning no additional costs will incur in the future. So as funeral costs increase, your service price will be fixed. Pre-paying for your funeral includes making all of your arrangements as you wish and paying for them at today’s rate. The payment may either be made in one payment or in several instalments over time. This means as the funeral is needed, your loved ones will not be left with the responsibility of funeral costs. Also, pre-paid funerals are not dependent on the funeral director; meaning if the service company does not exist at the time of death, your funds are safe and still fixed at the day of purchase.
Since all arrangements are made in advance by pre-planning the funeral service, your loved ones will not be left with decision making at time of death. This relieves stress and anxiety during the time of loss, allowing your loved ones the freedom to grieve. They will not be burdened with the funeral choices and payments necessary to arrange the service, causing them to benefit emotionally and financially from the pre-planned funeral. Pre-planning a funeral ensures comfort and proper closure that your loved ones deserve during the grieving and healing process.
Pre-planning a funeral involves making all the arrangements in advance. These arrangements may be decided by you and all service elements may be tailored as you wish. Your funeral plan can involve specific ceremonial practices, certain burial locations, a specific headstone or flowers to be present. This personalisation allows for a more individualised celebration that your loved ones will cherish.
As previously mentioned, the options involve your wishes. Each service may be tailored and personalised to meet your needs and wants. The process begins by meeting with a consultant and discussing what arrangements you would like. Once decisions are made, your funeral plans and records are stored until time of death, with no additional costs in the future.
Pre-planning a funeral is simple and provides peace of mind for both you and your loved ones. If you or someone you know is interested in pre-planning a funeral service, contact Potter’s Field Funerals for more information. Additionally, contact us for information regarding charitable funerals.