What is Actually Involved in Pre-planning Your Funeral?

By: David Tindall
Friday, November 30, 2018

Accepting that death is a part of life is the first step of pre-planning a funeral. Not everyone finds it easy to think about their own death. But as people observe the stress of making funeral arrangements when a loved one passes away, they realize the importance of pre-planning their funeral. Here are a few guidelines.

Conducting Research

A lot of information is available online about the services and products available for funeral arrangements. You can focus on funeral homes in your own locality to make it convenient for your family members to organize your funeral. It is useful to go through the client reviews of these funeral homes to select a reputed service provider.

A Field Survey

You can then undertake a field survey to finalize a funeral home that will provide all the services and products that you need or help to get them. A funeral director can help you with cemetery selection. It is necessary that you keep a family member in the loop while discussing the details and finalizing it.

Set Preferences

You will find funeral packages which cater to the preferences of clients. If you have some specific ideas about products like the casket or urn and services that you would like to be incorporated, ensure that there is a written record of it in the package. It is also necessary to keep your family aware of it.

Budget And Payment Options

It is critical to decide the funeral budget that takes care of every item that needs inclusion. Also, keep an additional sum for any add-ons that may become necessary for the event to go through smoothly.

If you desire that the funeral arrangements be executed as per your wishes, it is desirable to pay in advance if possible or keep that amount available on tap. Family members too will be enthused to carry out all the details as per your instructions.

For more information about pre-planning a funeral, call Tindall Funeral Home at (315) 468-5521, or reach out via our online form. We're happy to help in any way we can.

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