Planning a funeral can be an overwhelming experience at a difficult time. A thoughtful way to ease this burden is to pre-plan a funeral service in advance. As well as taking care of loved ones, pre-arranging a funeral will also ensure that final wishes are carried out. Read on for a number of key reasons to consider pre-planning a funeral service.
Support for loved ones
When a person passes on, their loved ones are left to not only deal with their grief but with the burden of funeral planning. This can lead to increased stress and emotional distress for those with the responsibility of making the arrangements. Pre-planning a funeral eases the minds of loved ones and allows them to spend time processing their loss without the pressure of planning a service.
Peace of mind that wishes are carried out
It is very common for people to have wishes that they would like carried out at their funeral. There are many aspects of a funeral that can be personalised such as song choice, casket type, reception venue, food served, the funeral celebrant and many more. If you have a specific vision of your funeral for example, pre-arranging with the guidance of a funeral home ensures that your requests will be carried out. We find that this offers peace of mind for many people.
Alleviating the financial burden
An optional element of pre-planning is the opportunity to also pre-pay if you so choose. The choice to pre-pay for a funeral allows loved ones to grieve without the stress of the financial burden of a funeral service. There are many aspects of a funeral which account for the final cost, so we recommend getting in touch with our team for a free cost estimate. At Rosetown, we also offer a fixed-price funeral option.
The opportunity to say goodbye
Pre-planning a funeral allows the opportunity to put forth any messages you would like to share at your service. Whether you write a letter or poem, share a video, or create a photo montage – you have the option to share some final words with your loved ones. This opportunity requires forethought and careful consideration; however, it provides some comfort to loved ones while they are gathered in remembrance.
Quick and easy process
It only takes around 10 or 15 minutes to complete a pre-arrangement form online. It is a completely free service, and you can fill out as much or as little of the form as you like. It can be incredibly valuable to take a few moments to ensure your wishes are known and secured. If you’d prefer to speak to someone about pre-planning a funeral, you can also get in touch with our professional and experienced team, or drop in and see us at Rosetown Funeral Home.