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The Need for Pre-Plan Funeral Services Planning a funeral in advance is a wise thing to do for many practical reasons and to have a better understanding of why it is sensible to plan ahead, here is a comparison between “at-need” funeral arrangements vs. pre-need funeral planning. “At-need” funeral arrangements are made at the time of death by the surviving family members or by a trusted friend on behalf of the deceased. Making such plans at the time of death are particularly difficult for many reasons: the time frame is short and emotions are high as survivors are dealing with their grief and there is much planning to do, as well as imminent financial concerns, which can be a considerable hardship for most families. Pre-need funeral plans or also known as pre-plan funeral plans are made while the person of interest is still living and for reasons that are beneficial for the person and to his/her surviving family. Funeral homes, cemeteries, and funeral service companies offer pre-need funeral plans for you, your spouse or parents, and there are available websites in the Internet which also offer pre-plan funeral services complete with guides, planning worksheets and interactive tools.
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Planning anything ahead is considered good planning and this applies to pre-need funeral plans, so, here the practical benefits that can be derived from it.
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Availing of a pre-plan funeral service can help ease the burden of the surviving family, not just in terms of the financial costs, but more so with how the principal holder of the plan wants his/her funeral service be carried out, such as: will he/she want to be buried or cremated, will it be an open or closed casket, and which cemetery or crematory. Planning ahead can help you also prepare for funeral insurance and funeral trusts, and in this manner, you assume the financial responsibility for your funeral. One of the pre-need funeral plan’s objective is to provide a meaningful funeral for the surviving family, such as a fitting ceremony and a proper send off, and by doing so, there is that psychological sense of closure which can enable the family to begin the healing process. Specific instructions or preferences , such as a burial or cremation or what epitaph to write on your headstone or what music or readings during the funeral service, are part of the components of a pre-need funeral plan of which a principal holder is entitled and which are integrated in the deposition of principal holder’s remains and the nature of the funeral service. Taking charge and planning ahead for your funeral arrangements is a comforting thing to do to ease the burden of your family, and in return, your family will truly appreciate what you have done for them when you are gone.