Eager to Know How to Pre-Plan Your Funeral?
Useful Tips for Making Your End-of-Life Arrangements
Planning your end-of-life arrangements involves a number of key decisions. From ceremonial details to payment provisions, learn how to address all the critical aspects of pre-planning your funeral. Systematic preparation will relieve your loved ones from the tough emotional or financial choices related to your last rites.
Simple Steps for Funeral Pre-planning
- Search for a trusted funeral home that offers comprehensive and personalized pre-planning services.
- Work with a funeral pre-planning specialist to decide on:
- Funeral type: Burial (including burial spot, casket, headstone), cremation (including treatment of ashes) or donation
- Rites and ceremonies: Detailed arrangements for visitation, wake, graveside service, remembrance ceremony, celebration-of-life event, and such.
- Try to pre-organize your finances. You can either have money held ‘in trust’, or buy insurance for the sum involved. Since pre-arranged funds earn interest over the years, that will offset the future rise in funeral costs.
- Once you have chosen your funeral home and arrangements, make sure that everything is documented through a formal contract. In fact, pre-payment contracts are a great option to secure your finances and protect your loved ones from financial stress during their time of grief.
- Before signing your funeral pre-planning contract, ensure that there are provisions for future relocation or death away from home. This will save your family from all the logistical and regulatory hassleswhen you pass.
- Most importantly, inform a family member or a trusted confidante about all the funeral-preplanning arrangements you have made.
For personalized and efficient funeral pre-planning services, call First Memorial Funeral Services at 613-860-2424 or contact us online.