For most people, planning a funeral is an unfamiliar process. Why not take the time to create a funeral plan that’s personalized just for you so your family can focus on celebrating your life? It’s important to select a funeral home that offers the services and pricing that are appropriate for your family’s beliefs, values, and budget. You can plan at any stage of your life and make changes as your life changes.
One of the biggest misconceptions of preplanning is that you must pay up front. Payment is not necessary, however, if you prefer to pay, your options include: onetime, deferred payments, or payment plans. We can also discuss options with Life Insurance policies. The best time to research and plan is when everyone is healthy so you can give the time and attention it deserves.
The only way to be sure your wishes are carried out is to plan your funeral in detail with the assistance of a licensed funeral professional who can keep your specific choices on file. Your family will only need to finalize the details.
Other tips for preplanning:
- Consult with a licensed funeral professional, not a salesman. Look beyond the price to the trustworthiness, quality, attention-to-detail and the experience
- Be an informed consumer, visit the facility and meet the people who will be handling the arrangements
- Understand what’s included in the price by comparing the details as well as the bottom line
- Ask the licensed funeral professional about your options for cremation
It’s an important decision … that’s why planning in advance is such a smart choice. The alternatives are many and varied, but they don’t have to be difficult, and they don’t have to be beyond your means. Make sure you are comfortable with the funeral home, staff, and services you are considering, gather all the information you need, and plan the type of service you want.