the-benefits-of-pre-need-planning-photo.2.png.jpegDo you know the burial wishes of those closest to you? Do they know yours? As we get older we often start thinking about how our death will affect our loved ones. Losing someone close to you is always traumatic, but we can help our loved ones during that difficult time by being prepared and preplanning as much as possible. This relieves them of the stress of last-minute scrambling or trying to guess how you would like your life memorialized.

Preplanning puts you in charge. It guarantees, before you die, that you will have the funeral—or no funeral, the burial or cremation you want. Think of it in the same manner as you did when you planned your wedding, your vacations, and your children. It is a major life event for you and your loved ones. And, if done properly, it can be one of the most meaningful gestures you make for those left behind. What better way to give the gift of love and to give you peace of mind at the same time.

Pre-purchasing saves your loved ones from being forced into making fast decisions and spending thousands of dollars without the normal, coherent thought process a person typically makes when spending that amount of money. Your family will be under stress and in a state of shock. They may not even be fully aware of what is being discussed while making your funeral and cemetery arrangements. Pre-purchasing ensures that you spend the amount of money you want to spend and saves your family from impulse spending to get the services they think you would want.

You may also want to consider having your monument or memorial installed while you are still able to enjoy it. It can stand as a tribute to you and your family – your ancestors, your descendants, your loved ones.

If you are considering preplanning your funeral or burial, please visit our Preplanning FAQs to help guide you through this process.