Pre-planning builds memories for your survivors which they will cherish and pass on to others. Choosing the funeral home, cemetery and church or chapel you prefer assures your family of the people and location you want for your funeral. Selecting your preferences of services and merchandise includes more than twenty items, most of which may be selected in advance. By choosing in advance, your loved ones will not have to make these decisions under stress. Planning in advance avoids regrets of omission and unfulfilled wishes. Disagreements and guilt may be avoided.
The planning process for a traditional church or chapel service, with burial to follow, normally takes an hour or less; however, the related information required by the funeral home in order to complete a death certificate, prepare and write an obituary, arrange military or faternal ceremonies, and to finalize other important preparations, will consume another hour or more. This entails answering a multitude of questions, many of which are difficult to answer or require research and help from others to answer. This can all take place under the worst possible condition - while experiencing the grief of losing a loved one. The decision to plan your funeral in advance will allow family members to deal with that loss without the burden of all the decisions to be made and trying to determine what your wishes might have been.
Pre-planning includes arrangements with or without funding:
- Prepaid plans quarantee the funeral cost will be covered when ever death occurs
- Without funding, your preferences are recorded as guidelines for survivors, although they are subject to price inflation
- All plans are changeable and transferable
- Prepaid plans can be made irrevocable so the policy will not be considered an asset