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The Benefits of Preplanning a Funeral

by Tom Starke (writer), , March 08, 2018

Funerals are known as a high stress and complicated time for most of us. It can be mentally, emotionally and physically exhausting trying to get everything prepared in such a short period of time.

Funerals are known as a high stress and complicated time for most of us. It can be mentally, emotionally and physically exhausting trying to get everything prepared in such a short period of time. Each and every loved one of the deceased has their own ideas of what they want to include, and everyone wants to ensure that the wishes of the deceased are met. Many will have different ideas, and not all of those ideas can be followed. These disagreements may lead to fighting and more stress for those involved. However, if you have a set and detailed plan laid out prior to passing, you can keep a lot of the stress at bay. Your loved ones will not be left trying to plan a funeral at one of the most high stress times of their lives. The cost of the funeral can be prepaid and lower the stress of those involved even more. The peace of mind this will bring to your loved ones is irreplaceable. Here is a look at some of the benefits you can achieve by preplanning your funeral.

Prepaying will ease financial stress. By preplanning your funeral, you can also prepay for your funeral. Some funeral homes may offer payment plans where you can pay a deposit and then a little each month. This can be a major plus for those of us on a fixed income. Prepaying will also help ease some of the stress your loved ones may go through at the time of your passing. They can easily focus on celebrating the life you had instead of trying to pay off a funeral. You can also have a budget and stick to it easier by paying ahead of time. Another huge benefit of prepaying is avoiding the cost of inflation. We all know as time passes, everything costs more. It is inevitable that the cost of a funeral today is not going to be the cost of a funeral tomorrow. By prepaying you are locking in the cost of your funeral now. It will not matter the price of it when you pass, and this will also help those of us on a limited income.

You will get what you want. Many of us assume that we have all the time in the world to discuss our funerals with our loved ones. However, this is not so, and many of us simply never get around to discussing our final wishes with our loved ones. And, sometimes even if you tell your loved ones what you want, they still do not follow them to a tee. The best thing to do is to still inform your loved ones of what you want but have the funeral home you are preplanning with handle everything. Your family will not be running around stressing over all the details of your funeral because it will already be taken care of. The funeral home can handle your music, your readings, your flowers, coffin or cremation urn, the programs, everything you can think of. If you want a personalization or special type of funeral presentation, your family will not have to worry about it. The funeral home can take full responsibility of everything, which will help alleviate some of the stress your loved ones may be going through.

Documents and Information can be found in one place. There are numerous documents and other personal information needed prior to having a funeral, and by preplanning your funeral, you will have all of this necessary information and documentation in one place. Your information will already be on file with the funeral home, and they can also file and send out most of those necessary documents for your loved ones. By having the funeral home take on this tedious step in funeral planning, it means that your family will not have to search for all those necessary documents, and they will not have to worry if these documents got sent off to the correct places in the appropriate time frame. This all adds up to an easier funeral implementation and less stress for your loved ones.

Funerals can be a difficult time for most of us. It can be emotionally taxing having to say goodbye and let go of our loved one. Preplanning a funeral may not alleviate all of the emotional stress we will face during this hectic time, but it will definitely make it a little easier for those involved. You can also rest assured that your wishes will be followed, and the implementation of the funeral goes much more smoothly. Of course, you will need to let your loved ones know of all of your preplanning, and at the least, you should let them know the name of the funeral home that you have been preplanning with. This way they can ensure your plans are followed, all of your documents are in order and a liaison can be reached in no time to help aid your loved ones once you pass. This will be a difficult time for everyone, and they can feel just a little less stressed by knowing that most of the details are already prepared.



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Tom Starke is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
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