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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. Usually, a pre-need funeral plan is secured ahead by the person concerned for future preparation, which will benefit him/her and his/her surviving family. There so many entities where you can avail of pre-need funeral plans, such as funeral homes, cemeteries, and funeral service companies, as well as in specialized websites, which offer this plan complete with guides, planning worksheets and interactive tools.
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There are practical benefits if one avails of pre-need funeral plans ahead of time.
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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. Because there is always a financial need in funerals, planning ahead in applying for pre-need funeral plans, funeral insurance, funeral trusts, will help in assuming your financial responsibility at the time of your death. With a pre-need funeral plan, you can give your family the benefit of a meaningful funeral with a fitting ceremony, a proper send off, and most of all, it provides a psychological sense of closure which can enable the family to begin the healing process. A pre-need funeral plan will help realize your specific instructions for the deposition of your remains and the nature of your funeral services, like your preference for a burial or cremation or what epitaph to write on your headstone or what music or readings during the funeral service. Taking care of your funeral arrangements is a mature, thoughtful and caring legacy you leave for your family, because it is comforting to know that you have done everything to ease their burden, and in return, your family will truly appreciate what you have done for them when you are gone.