The Importance of Pre-Planning a Funeral Service It is wise, practical and sensible to plan ahead your funeral arrangements for many good reasons, and so, here is a comparison between “at-need” funeral arrangements vs. pre-need funeral planning. In an “at-need” funeral arrangement, the surviving family members or a trusted friend make the necessary funeral arrangements, at the time of death 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. There so many entities where you can avail of pre-need funeral plans, such as funeral homes, cemeteries, and funeral service companies, as well as in specialized websites, which offer this plan complete with guides, planning worksheets and interactive tools.
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There are practical benefits if one avails of pre-need funeral plans ahead of time.
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Availing of a pre-plan funeral service can help ease the burden of the surviving family, not just in terms of the financial costs, but more so with how the principal holder of the plan wants his/her funeral service be carried out, such as: will he/she want to be buried or cremated, will it be an open or closed casket, and which cemetery or crematory. Because there is always a financial need in funerals, planning ahead in applying for pre-need funeral plans, funeral insurance, funeral trusts, will help in assuming your financial responsibility at the time of your death. 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. A pre-need funeral plan will help realize your specific instructions for the deposition of your remains and the nature of your funeral services, like your preference for a burial or cremation or what epitaph to write on your headstone or what music or readings during the funeral service. By planning ahead of your funeral arrangements, you are making yourself self-reliant and realistic, having everything in order at the end of your life, aside from leaving this as a legacy to your family, since 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.