5 Common Misconceptions about Pre-Planning Your Funeral

By: David Tindall
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Pre-planning your own funeral may not be the number one item on your list to do. However, it is a smart decision. The problem is that there are several misconceptions about pre-planning your funeral that are circulating. And for this reason, many people opt to not do this, as they believe these misconceptions to be true. What are these misconceptions? Find out:

  1. I’m not old enough to pre-plan a funeral. This is simply not true. No one knows when death will strike. Thus, there are plenty of young individuals who are planning their funeral, even though they may believe that death is years in the future.
     
  2. Pre-planning is only if you cannot afford a funeral. This is not true! There are those who pre-plan as a way to offset the cost later. However, just as many people are not in any financial strain when they pre-plan their funeral.
     
  3. You think you already have the needed information given to your family. For example, many people have told their loved ones that they want to either be buried or to be cremated. However, there is more than this than goes into planning, and much of this are items that many people do not even consider.
     
  4. Pre-planning is a waste of time as it doesn’t help you. While it may not help you, it can give your family peace of mind. This is a huge gift that you can be giving your family! And it can make it easier to deal with your passing.
     
  5. Pre-planning your funeral is morbid to think about. This line of thinking is one of the main reasons why people opt to not do this. However, instead of thinking of this as you are planning on your death, consider how this helps your family!

Here at Tindall Funeral Home we can help with pre-planning your funeral so that you can rest assure that your family is at ease and your wishes are carried out.

If you have any questions about Pre-planning your funeral with us, or for a loved one or friend, please contact us at any time.

 

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

How A Celebrant Helps A Family Heal

A family member's passing can be difficult and stressful for everyone. Managing your emotions while planning for a memorial service may be difficult. Consequently, people often experience mental di...

How Do You Say Goodbye?

When someone dear to you dies, it is difficult to say goodbye. It might be difficult to accept your loss and go on. Healing requires time, but there is no predetermined timeframe for this process. ...

How Much Does A Cremation Urn Cost?

Many people now opt for cremation rather than burials for various reasons including preference, eco-friendly option, and its cost-effectiveness. After cremation, the cremains or ashes are handed ov...

How A Pet's Death Affects Other Pets

It suffices to say that losing a pet is devastating for you and your household. But what about your family's non-human members? It is well-established that animals can experience sadness and loss, ...

Do You Still Have to Wear Black to a Funeral or Memorial?

If you've never been to a funeral before, figuring out what to wear can be challenging. You want to disrespect the departed and their family, yet you also need to be well dressed. T-shirts and jean...

Coping With An Unexpected Death

Sudden death may be devastating for the decedent's friends and family. It leaves behind a feeling of disbelief, which gradually turns into regret, sorrow, irritation, and other emotions. Since ever...

Can I Scatter Cremated Remains On My Own Property?

As more individuals choose cremation as their disposition method, the cremation rate in the country is quickly rising. According to Statista, America’s average cremation rate was 56.1% in 2020 and ...

Can I Rent A Casket For A Ceremony/Gathering Before Cremation?

As funeral prices continue to escalate, there are times when families look for cost-cutting measures. The casket is one of the most expensive components of traditional funerals. Even if the family ...

Do I Have To Use A Burial Vault For Burial?

Numerous bereaved people choose to bury their dear one's ashes in graves. However, as we have seen at Tindall Funeral Home, many individuals have no idea that they'll need to buy a burial vault. B...

Dealing with Unresolved Grief

For the majority of us, mourning is a period of sadness and discomfort that progressively subsides as we come to terms with our experience and move forward. Grief is the feeling of reaching for som...