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.

----

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.

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

4 Advantages of an Urn Vault

The cremation process produces ashes and these ashes are placed in an urn, which is then handed over to the family. Some families choose to scatter or bury the ashes, but some prefer to keep the ur...

Cremation vs. Burial Costs

Choosing between cremation or burial is a personal decision and people often consider all factors involved carefully. Things like religious tradition, family opinions, the deceased wishes, etc, pla...

What Can A Funeral Director Assist Me With?

Funeral directors are trained and experienced professionals who handle all aspects of funeral arrangements. They provide support, advice, and will answer any question you may have about the process...

Financial Benefits of Preplanning a Funeral

Pre-planning a funeral is an easy and convenient process. It gives people complete control over their last rites and ensures their wishes are carried out without fail. Pre-planning also reduces the...

Top Tips On Staying Safe In Public During The Pandemic

The COVID-19 virus is exceptionally contagious. Not only can it spread via touch but also through the air, making it extremely dangerous for people to step out into public spaces. Today i...

Grief Amid The Pandemic: How To Show Love And Support Through Social Distancing

Grief is a long, painful process that can take a lot out of an individual. People need support, compassion, and companionship during this difficult time. Unfortunately, direct companionship is diff...

Honoring and Coping with the Loss of Loved One

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is not an easy proposition; even when the person becomes sick or passes of old age, you attempt to brace yourself for impending sorrow. But when the time arrive...

Funeral Terminology

If you have never planned or attended a funeral, it is easy to be confused by some of the terminology used during the process. At Ocean County Cremation Service, we often have to explain what a wor...

How Can I Explain The Concept of Death to my Children?

A discussion about death is very challenging. If kids are in the picture, talking to them about it can be even more so. When there is a death in the family, children are naturally curious to know w...

The Crucial Role of Funeral Director in the Funeral Process

A funeral director handles everything from planning or organization. They are there for you from the start, listening to your requirements, contacting vendors, handling paperwork, and much more. At...