If you are like a lot of people, the idea of planning your own funeral is an idea that makes you a little apprehensive, which is a perfectly normal way to feel. Talking about the end of your life can bring about a lot of emotions that you may not be ready to take on just yet. Part of what makes the end of life so uncomfortable to think about is the fact it is the one thing in life that you cannot control. However, a pre-arranged funeral will actually put some of the control in your hands, and you may be surprised to find that the planning process will actually be somewhat therapeutic if you have unsettling emotions to contend with. Beyond this one major benefit, there are a few other benefits of pre-arranging your own funeral.
You Can Often Save Money On Funeral Expenses
In the United States, the average funeral bill can come in at over $7,000. Believe it or not, one of the easiest way to save on expenses is to make your arrangements in advance. This is because when you plan your own funeral, you can pick and choose what you really care about, without being concerned if you want to skimp a little here and there to save money. For example, you may not care at all what your casket looks like, but if the decision was left to family, they may choose the most elaborate because they will feel they are doing something nice for you.
You Can Assure That Your Final Send Off Will Be Just What You Want
From the right funeral home for the service, to where you want your final resting ground to be, there are a lot of decisions to be made when someone passes away. No one knows better what it is you want when it comes to your final wishes than you. It is always best if the arrangements are being made when you are still around to make what is important to you known to the funeral director and staff.
If you think that you are ready to start pre-arranging your funeral, talk to a funeral planning professional, like the ones at Ryan-Parke Funeral Home, about what you need to do and any questions you may have. You will likely find that the process is less of an experience of dread, but one that makes you feel confident that you have chosen to do the right thing.Share
10 June 2015
A couple of weeks ago, one of my dear family friend’s suffered the loss of her husband. After a brief illness, he passed away at a local hospital. Immediately after his passing, she started planning the funeral arrangements. She didn’t want his funeral to be a sad occasion. Instead, she wanted the service to celebrate his amazing life. She worked tirelessly with the professional staff at a local funeral home in order to plan the order and type of service for the funeral. On this blog, you will discover tips for planning a funeral service that will celebrate the life of your deceased loved one.