What is Actually Involved in Pre-planning Your Funeral?

By: Myles O'Riordan
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

It isn’t that everyone wants to pre-plan their own funeral but there is a growing trend to ensure that you get the kind of funeral you want. While doing so, you are taking off the financial and logistical stress your family undergoes after your death.

While you are de-stressing your family, there is no need to feel pressured to complete the nitty-gritty. It can be too overwhelming. What is important is to keep the family informed and involved to make it easier for them to go through the process after your death. Here are some aspects of pre-planning that you need to understand.

Which One - Burial, Cremation Or Donation?

A crucial decision you need to take is about the method of disposal of your body. You have to decide whether you want a burial or cremation. You can tell your family or even mention it in your will if you have one. It would help the family a great deal during their emotionally difficult time.

Information Search

A quick way of gathering information about funeral homes in your locality is to look online as most of them have websites detailing the services they offer. Once you create a short list you can supplement it by visiting them. This enables you to select a funeral home that suits your budget.

Family Is The Link

It is important to take the family in confidence while finalizing the funeral home, funeral package, and funeral director and incidental arrangements, as they will be involved in implementing it.

Budget Is the Framework

It is useful to work the budget in pre-planning the funeral and make prior arrangements for payments. It is useful to provide for add-on expenditures.

Pre-planning your funeral requires some determination and time but it is not as difficult as it seems. If you want to know more about our funeral services, feel free to contact us at Wagg Funeral Home today and we’ll be happy to help with all your specific needs.

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