Pre-planning a funeral is a convenient way to ensure your last journey is carried out according to your personal preferences. When people realize this option is available to them, many decide to go through with it. At Simply Cremations, we have handled several pre-planned funerals and understand the process behind it. Clients often express concern over this option because there are so many misconceptions surrounding it. Here are some common misconceptions:
Pre-Planning isn’t Complicated
It’s easy to assume pre-planning is a complicated, time-consuming process but that’s not the case at all. All you need to do is answer a few questions, fill out a form, and book a funeral. This barely takes a couple of hours and visits to the funeral home. Some establishments even allow clients to book one online.
It Isn’t Expensive
Pre-planning isn’t more expensive than regular funerals. In fact, it can be less expensive if the costs go up over the years. A funeral that cost $1,000 a few years ago, costs around $2,500 today. Pre-planning allows you to fix a cost for a few years, which saves money in the long run.
Doesn’t Hurt the Family
People hesitate to discuss pre-planning with family because they don’t want to hurt their loved ones. But such a conversation will actually provide some closure while bringing family members closer. Pre-planning also helps families because they don’t have to face last-minute funeral preparations during their time of grief. All arrangements are already in place so they just need to call the funeral home.
As you can see, pre-planning isn’t that complicated. If you’re still uncertain, just discuss with a qualified funeral director and they’ll provide all the information you need. If you have questions about pre-planning a funeral or want to arrange a cremation, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Simply Cremations today.