Preplanning your own (or a loved one’s) funeral is a great way to take the pressure off your family, and an alternative to having other people making important decisions for you. In other words, it’s a proactive way to deal with something inevitable. Funeral preplanning is a smart decision that’s becoming increasingly popular. While some may feel a bit hesitant to preplan a funeral because they don’t want to think about it, funeral pre-planning is a liberating experience.
Planning your own funeral gives you peace of mind knowing all the wishes you have for your service and all the details will be properly taken care of. Furthermore, your family won’t have to make any funeral arrangements while grieving, which is a very difficult time. It’s the best way to ensure things are done the way you’d like while relieving your family from some difficult responsibilities. Funeral pre-planning gives us the confidence that thoughtful and informed decisions have been made about the funeral home, the service, and costs.
Funeral Caring USA wants to make the process of funeral preplanning as hassle-free as possible so you may focus on celebrating the living memory of your relative or friend. Here are some tips for preplanning a funeral:
- Make sure your will is up to date
If you don’t have a will, a probate court judge will make the decision on how to distribute the assets you owned to your heirs. Without an up-to-date will, your loved ones might feel unsure about what to do with your assets, or worse, be more likely to fight over them.
- Learn about the different options available for the remains
It’s important you know that there are three components in a funeral. Preparing the corpse, holding the ceremony, and handling the interment. Are you thinking about a burial or cremation? Do you want to hold the service at a funeral home? Do you want a viewing of the body? All these questions need to be answered to properly preplan any funeral.
- Consider pre-paying to provide some relief to family members
Once you know how you want your funeral to be, you can lift some economical burden to your loved ones by pre-paying some services. Losing a loved one is a hard and painful experience and the economic aspect of a funeral adds more stress to an already stressful situation.
If you’re thinking about pre-planning a funeral, don’t hesitate to contact Funeral Caring USA. We provide dignified funeral solutions.