Pre-Planning - The Time is Now

By: Brian K. Daly
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Nobody wants to think about their death any sooner than they have to, but planning your funeral and cemetery services in advance is a prudent and responsible step to take. Pre-planning, or pre-arranging can significantly reduce the stress and cost that family members and loved ones often endure and cope with after a family member passes.

Not just that, but pre-planning your arrangements can also give you peace of mind to know that your body will be prepared and honored in a manner of your choosing.

Below are a few other reasons why pre-planning is an important and responsible step to take:

All your arrangements are complete

Planning your final arrangements is just as important as other end-of-life preparations such as writing a will and estate planning. Handling the planning when you are in a healthy state of mind makes emotional and financial sense, and keeps your loved ones from the burden of having to plan the services for you.

Eliminate guesswork and stress

Planning a loved one’s funeral arrangements is an emotionally overwhelming task for even the most prepared family members. When you plan your arrangements yourself, you don’t leave the plans to chance, and keep your family from the stress of trying to guess what you would have wanted.

Personalize your service

Maybe you’d prefer to be cremated than buried, or perhaps you’d prefer a celebration of life than a traditional memorial service. Whatever your preferences, when you pre-plan you can make sure that your life is celebrated and remembered in a way that suits you.

Keep your family from emotional overspending

By communicating exactly what you’d like in advance, you eliminate the guesswork for your loved ones. In many cases families can overspend on items like caskets, cremation urns, and even headstones, and by being prepared and pre-planning, you can save them stress and money.

Lock in today’s prices

If you plan to fund your funeral plans, pre-arranging everything allows you to “lock in” current prices and services which will likely be more expensive in the future. When you pre-pay for services and the items you want at your service, you can get them in today’s dollars, and eliminate the chance that your family may have to pay more than is necessary in order to honor your life the way that you’d like.

Whether you simply want your unique wishes carried out, or you want to keep your family and loved ones from having to make difficult and stressful decisions during their grieving period, pre-planning your final arrangements is an important responsibility, and one of the greatest gifts you can leave behind for the people that you love.

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Does our blog have you thinking about Preplanning with Ocean County Cremation Service? If you are comfortable to start the process of pre-arranging we have provided an online form for you to complete.

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