Many of us give very little thought to our mortality, but should the unexpected happen, it may mean that you are leaving many of the decisions about your funeral to your grieving loved ones. If you are still unsure about making funeral plans, here are five reasons why it is worth some serious consideration.
Easing the Burden on Your Family
If your family are unsure about your wishes, they will need to make some difficult decisions. It is very common for there to be a lot of disagreements and confusion if someone has passed away without pre planning their funeral. By planning in advance, there will be no confusion during this trying time, as all your family members will have the assurance of knowing exactly what you did and did not want.
Taking Financial Responsibility
Another burden of arranging a funeral is the financial element. Funerals can be a costly process, but by planning in advance, you can ensure that the costs have been completely covered. Even if you have left money, your survivors may not be able to immediately access it, and most funeral service providers require payment on or before the funeral. A funeral trust or insurance ensures that your family benefits from the financial planning options you have arranged.
You Want a Meaningful Funeral
A funeral service is an important event for grieving family members and friends. It helps to create a sense of closure and helps to start the healing process. Honoring the lives of our loved ones with a ceremony is one of the best ways for families to emotionally and socially benefit. Unfortunately, a meaningful ceremony can be difficult to arrange in a short time, and your family may feel pressured to agree to a cookie cutter funeral from limited choices.
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You Have Final Wishes; You Want to be Followed
If you have specific preferences about what will become of your remains or the general nature of your funeral, these can be expressed in your funeral plans. Whether you want to confirm a preference for cremation or burial, a particular epitaph or specific readings and music for the service, you can ensure that your final wishes are followed.
You Want to Be Self-Reliant to the End
If you have lived your life as a self-reliant and confident person, you are likely to want to ensure that this is maintained at the end of your life. You can accomplish this by setting your affairs in order and taking care of all the funeral arrangements. This will not only provide you with peace of mind, but it is also a caring and thoughtful thing to arrange for your family. Should the worst happen, you will have the comfort of knowing you have eased the burden for your family.
Funeral plans help you to stay in control and ensure that your ceremony and arrangements are done in your own way. Professional planning services can take you through the process step by step, so you can have complete confidence that everything is as straightforward as possible for your family.