During our lifetime, we are constantly planning for the future. What career path we will take, when we will get married, and when to have children. With all this life planning, we often neglect to consider pre-planning our own funeral, putting it off, sometimes until it’s too late. Now is the perfect time to plan your funeral – why leave planning the celebration of your life to the last minute? Here are 5 reasons why:
1. Ease the Burden on Your Family
Organising a funeral in the days after a death can be an extremely stressful experience for those left behind. Having pre-planned your funeral, your family and friends will have less to worry about and can focus their time on celebrating your life rather than madly rushing around trying to organise funeral arrangements.
2. Make Your Wishes Known
Funerals are an extremely personal thing, so ensuring your wishes are known is an important step in pre-planning your funeral. Arranging specific preferences will enable you to make important decisions yourself, such as for the disposition of your remains, the nature of the service, or any specific music or readings you would like. Without a pre-planned funeral, your final wishes may not be carried out.
3. Take Financial Responsibility
Planning ahead allows you to take full financial responsibility over your funeral costs and reduces additional stress at the time of your passing. Pre-paying also allows you to lock in the cost of your casket and service fees, avoiding potential inflation costs.
4. Enjoy Peace of Mind
While breaching the subject of death can be difficult, knowing that you have pre-planned your funeral is extremely comforting. Having made your wishes known and arranged the details of the service gives you peace of mind that everything is taken care of.
5. Allows More Time for the Process
Planning your funeral in advance allows more time to focus on the finer details or to change specific details. Without allowing for additional time, these details may be overlooked by family when trying to quickly arrange your funeral. Giving yourself more time to plan your funeral also allows you to ask any questions you may have around funerals and plan accordingly.
How Osbornes Can Help
At Osbornes we understand more and more people are choosing to pre-plan their own funerals. We work with quality, sincerity and trust in mind so that you can confidently plan a personalised celebration of life. In our pre-planning services, we work with you to ensure that arrangements are made, giving you peace of mind that everything is taken care of.