A steadily growing trend today is that many people are pre-planning and pre-paying for their funeral or end of life celebration. This has surfaced from two main reasons. First, the need that people feel to ensure their funeral takes place just the way they want it to, and second, to ensure their survivors don’t have to carry the burden of planning their service at the time of death.
The Benefits of Pre-Paying
While some people are skeptical about this process and not very comfortable with the idea of planning and paying for their own funeral, there really are quite a few benefits to doing so. Here are some things to consider:
- Funerals can be expensive and when you plan and pay for it in advance, it takes the financial burden off of your family’s shoulders. They won’t have to worry about who will pay for it and how.
- When you prepay for your funeral, you can have a detailed discussion with the funeral director about exactly how you want the funeral service to be. This means the entire event will be carried out in accordance with your wishes.
- There are times when family members aren’t in agreement when it comes to organizing a funeral for their loved one. When you plan and pay for it, this automatically rules out the chances of these disagreements surfacing.
- Pre-paying for the funeral also means that you pay current day costs and you or your family doesn’t have to pay any additional money even if the costs increase at a later date.
Regardless of which way you look at it, pre-planning and pre-paying for your funeral is a good way to ensure things get carried out as you want them to. It significantly eases the emotional and financial burden on your family, allowing them to focus on their grieving. If you would like to discuss making pre-need arrangements or would like information about our services, feel free to call Simply Cremations & Funeral Services today at (403) 265-6393 or contact us through our online form. We’ll be happy to help!