While pre-planning can be a difficult subject to discuss, clients are usually surprised by how simple the process really is. Pre-planning ensures that your final wishes will be carried out to your specifications, and eliminates a significant burden for your loved ones.
The amount of pre-planning you wish to do is an entirely personal decision. You may elect to plan part or all of your funeral service. Individuals tend to have a preference regarding the location of their funeral service, the religious denomination of the service, and the desired method for the handling of their remains. You can choose prayers or particular readings for the service, and select everything from a casket or urn to the floral arrangements to be used.
One of the most important things to consider when pre-planning is that making these decisions beforehand gives families a chance to reflect on their loss and begin the grieving process without the burden of planning the funeral of a family member. Loved ones can deal with their loss without time constraints and begin the healing process.
We do make a few suggestions when dealing with pre-planned funerals. We encourage the inclusion of immediate family members during the pre-planning. This ensures that your loved ones are aware of the arrangements you've made and will be prepared to carry out your final wishes.