Common Misconceptions about Pre-Planning Your Funeral

By: Myles O'Riordan
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Most modern funeral homes provide pre-planning options where an individual can plan and make arrangements for the funeral well before their demise. This is often a part of the end-of-life preparations but it is also a good option for people in high-risk careers like law-enforcement, military, etc.

At Wagg Funeral Home, we always encourage people to consider pre-planning because it offers a number of distinct advantages. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of misconception surrounding this process. Here’s a look at these misconceptions:

1. This Process is Difficult and Time-Consuming

That’s not exactly true because all you need to do is fill in a form and explain your funeral requirements to the director. This can be done online and on a single visit to the funeral home. The process is quick and easy with most funeral directors providing ample assistance along the way.

2. Pre-Planned Funerals are Expensive

Pre-planning might actually help you save some money if you book a funeral several years in advance. Like all goods and services, funeral costs increase over time so what costs $2,000 today might cost double that amount down the line. By booking in advance, you can fix the funeral cost at the current rate and that will help save money on the cost. Pre-planning is affordable and a good financial choice.

3. Family Will Object

No one wants to discuss the death of a loved one, but that doesn’t mean talking about it harms the family. Loved ones might grieve but they will recognize the practicality of arranging a funeral in advance. Discussing pre-planning can also help kick-start end-of-life planning, allowing families to resolve conflicts and focus on being together.

If you want to know about funeral or memorial services, don’t hesitate to contact us at Wagg Funeral Home today and we’ll be happy to help.

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