More and more people are interested in
planning ahead for their funeral service or cremation. Funeral planning can be done at any time, but the sooner
you begin your preparations, the easier and less expensive it will end
up being. There are many benefits to funeral pre-planning—continue
reading to learn about a few of them.
You Can Relieve Your Family of the Burden
One of the most difficult responsibilities to assume after the death of
a loved one is planning the funeral or
memorial service. Before your family’s time of grief, you can ease their suffering
by taking care of the details of your funeral, memorial, or cremation
in advance. Funeral pre-planning allows you to save your family from added
tension, stress, and disagreements during an already difficult time.
You Can Assume Financial Responsibility
Most families don’t have a budget set aside for funeral or cremation
costs, so when a loved one dies, it can often be difficult to determine
how to pay for the funeral home, cemetery, crematorium, or burial plot.
If you arrange your funeral or cremation service in advance, you can pay
for these costs yourself. You may even be able to pay for the services
in installments, or set aside the money in a trust that can be accessed
at the necessary time.
You Can Ensure Your Wishes Are Followed
When a loved one dies, family members often don’t know what his or
her last wishes were. Planning ahead allows you to make your wishes clear,
ensuring that the funeral home or crematorium understand exactly how to
put your plans into action. This can prevent stress and arguments among
your family members that could otherwise result from trying to guess what
services you would want.
Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland is ready to help if you’re interested in
pre-planning a funeral. We provide a number of pre-planning resources to the community, and our
compassionate staff can walk you through the steps of planning your funeral
or cremation service. Visit our website or call us today at (510) 992-6984
for more information.