Why Plan Ahead?

The Importance of Preplanning a Funeral

It is never easy to plan funeral services for a loved one, but the process can be made easier by pre-planning funeral arrangements. Pre-planning funeral arrangements allows you to make decisions when your mind is clear and not clouded with grief. You'll also avoid making costly funeral mistakes that could have been avoided if you had planned ahead of time.


Despite the fact that funeral pre-planning has been a hot issue among family members, it is still a rare occurrence. Many people think that funeral pre-planning is the only method to ensure that your funeral is conducted according to your desires and to avoid unexpected fees or surprises after your death. However, few people have given funeral pre-planning considerable attention as part of their life plan. Funeral pre-planning is typically a hard topic for families to discuss until it becomes necessary. 


The procedure of funeral pre-planning is straightforward and can be done by individuals or families. The employees at the funeral home will walk you through the process of funeral pre-planning, which includes choosing a funeral director, making funeral arrangements, and finally paying for the funeral.


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Reasons Why Funeral Pre-planning is Important

It's Easy

With the advent of the pandemic, it is much easier nowadays to fill out a pre-plan form online.  The funeral home will be able to make all the arrangements for you. Anyone can create a plan, at any stage in their life, and you always can make changes if you wish.


Puts Your Mind at Ease

Families usually feel a lot of pressure when dealing with funeral pre-planning because it is difficult not knowing what your loved one wanted, but by pre-planning your funeral, you can relieve some stress from yourself and those around you.


It Lets You Decide

Pre-planning lets you create your own unique life celebration. Including your family in the planning process can help them feel connected to you both in life and in death, knowing that your arrangements reflect your desires. It also allows you to customize almost every part of the funeral service, including the music, readings, prayers, and casket that will hold your body.


It Relieves Your Family’s Burden

Pre-planning a funeral relieves your family of that burden and gives them more time and energy to focus on healing and remembrance. It also gives your family one less thing to worry about during an already very difficult time.


Lower Cost

When finalizing your funeral plan, your funeral director can advise you of your total cost.  In many cases, pre-planning can actually save you money. You are not required to put money aside for your plan, but doing so protects you from rising funeral costs. You can relieve yourself of unnecessary future stress and your survivors of an unexpected expense by locking in today's funeral costs and ensuring that the required funds are set aside by locking in today's funeral costs and ensuring that the necessary funds are set aside.


You Can Pre-pay if You Wish

Pre-payment means that your funds will be set aside and protected against inflation and unforeseen increases in cost. Your family won’t have to worry about payment, and can enjoy peace of mind knowing that everything has been taken care of.


What if I Move?

We keep a record of your pre planned arrangements, and it’s easily transferable to any funeral home in the United States. If you should move, your funeral home of choice will be able to easily take care of the arrangements for you.


It's a Personal Choice

Pre-planning is an option that only you can make. It’s your funeral service, and it should be whatever you want it to be. We believe in helping people create a funeral they feel good about; something their family will appreciate the extra effort for years to come.


This short video features individuals who share their personal journey of advance planning and the benefits of making arrangements ahead of time.


Where Do I Start?

The first step is to review our pre-planning checklist to help you consider all your possibilities. Then, you can pre-plan online to create your personalized arrangements. You also can schedule a time to meet with a member of our staff to discuss your options and design your plan in person. Give us a call today at (803) 496-3434 for any questions or concerns..


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