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Practical Benefits of Pre-Planning a Funeral Service

Planning a funeral in advance is a wise thing to do for many practical reasons and to have a better understanding of why it is sensible to plan ahead, here is a comparison between “at-need” funeral arrangements vs. pre-need funeral planning.

“At-need” funeral arrangements are at the time of death funeral preparations arranged by surviving family members or by a trusted friend on behalf of the deceased. Planning for funeral arrangements at the time of death can pose a lot of issues and difficulties for the surviving family members, and these are the observed problems: the time frame is short and emotions are high as survivors are dealing with their grief and there is much planning to do, as well as looming financial concerns, where funeral services can be expensive and which can be a considerable hardship for most families.

Usually, a pre-need funeral plan is secured ahead by the person concerned for future preparation, which will benefit him/her and his/her surviving family. Aside from funeral homes, cemeteries, and funeral service companies, websites that specialize in pre-plan funeral services are also available and complete with guides, planning worksheets and interactive tools.
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Planning anything ahead is considered good planning and this applies to pre-need funeral plans, so, here the practical benefits that can be derived from it.
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The main reason why people avail of a pre-plan funeral is because they want to ease the burden of their surviving family when it’s time to depart when it comes to financial costs, and not only that, there are specifications which people, who have pre-plan funeral policies, want their funerals to be carried out, such as: whether he/she wants to be buried or cremated, he/she may want either in an open or closed casket, and will it be in a cemetery or crematory.

Aside from the pre-need funeral plan, you may also avail of funeral insurance and funeral trusts which can help pay for all the funeral costs, and in this way, you are completely assuming all the financial responsibility of your funeral costs.

Having a meaningful funeral complete with a fitting ceremony and a proper send off can be provided for by a pre-need funeral plan, but most of all, when the funeral is well taken care of, there is a sense of closure which can enable the family to begin the healing process.

If you want specific instructions for the deposition of your remains and the nature of your funeral services, you can express that in your funeral plan, such that you may have a preference for a burial or cremation or what epitaph to write on your headstone or what music or readings during the funeral service, all these can be done with in your pre-need funeral plan.

Taking care of your funeral arrangements is a mature, thoughtful and caring legacy you leave for your family, because it is comforting to know that you have done everything to ease their burden, and in return, your family will truly appreciate what you have done for them when you are gone.