Many of us are planners, but few of us relish planning something like a funeral, especially our own. The fact remains—our mortality is a sure thing. Additionally, there are some very compelling reasons to have your affairs arranged long before your death. Here are the top five reasons it’s a good idea to pre-plan your final wishes.
Funerals are an inevitable expense, but many funeral homes offer discounts on pre-planning services. By putting your affairs in order ahead of time, you can benefit both by saving on the total cost and by the fact that you can pay the debt off over time rather than your family owing the full amount when the time comes.
Gauge Your Choices
By shopping around for the right funeral home, you give yourself the time needed to really evaluate each. Pro Tip: The funeral director is important. Make sure to find one who you believe will be able to balance consoling your family upon your death with carrying out your final wishes.
Slow It Down
Pre-planning your funeral allows you to take more time in thoughtful contemplation about your wishes. Making hasty decisions can lead to mistakes and regret down the road for your or your loved ones.
Your family will already be under enormous stress upon your passing, but you can ease a bit of it by pre-planning the details. Being methodical about your planning process now will help alleviate stressful situations.
Make Your Final Wishes Clear
Pre-planning also allows you to arrange for cremation before your death if that is your wish. Those who pre-plan their funerals are able to make special requests for their ashes known. We all want to be remembered fondly, so take the first step to providing peace of mind to those you so dearly love.
Start your funeral planning today! The funeral directors at John P. Feeney Funeral Home would be honored to guide you through the aspects of the funeral service with compassion, dignity, and respect. Call us at 610-372-4160 or you can start preplanning today right from our website.