Prearranging Your Funeral Services: Exploring The Benefits


If you have never thought about prearranging your own funeral services, now is a great time to start considering this option. While it may seem a bit morbid at first, the truth is that there are many benefits that come along with choosing to prearrange your funeral services. Continue reading to learn more about some of these benefits. 

Benefit #1: Prearranged Funeral Services Are Often More Affordable

The fact of the matter is that funeral services can be a major expense. Choosing to prearrange your own funeral services can help you to minimize this expense. This is accomplished in two different ways. First, many funeral homes offer discounts on prearranged funeral services. Second, by prearranging your funeral services you will be able to avoid any price increases which may occur between now and when these services are actually required. By saving money on your funeral services, you will be able to increase the amount of money you are able to leave behind for your loved ones. 

Benefit #2: Prearranging Your Funeral Can Be A Final Gift To Your Family

For many people, the thought of leaving their loved ones behind can be far more difficult to deal with than the thought of their own death. While you may not be able to avoid the inevitable need for your own funeral services, you can take action to leave behind a final gift for your family in their time of grief. This gift is the ability to focus solely on their grief and the healing process rather than needing to deal with the stress of planning a funeral service. You will also be able to spare them the expense that comes along with paying for these services. This can be especially beneficial if you do not have a life insurance policy that will cover these costs. 

Benefit #3: Prearranged Funeral Services Give You The Opportunity To Express Your Wishes While You Are Still Alive

After your death, it is simply too late for you to share your final wishes with your family or to answer any questions they may have about planning your funeral services. When you choose to prearrange your own funeral services, you will get the chance to express your wishes directly to the funeral home. Not only can this take a lot of stress off of your family, but it can also help to ensure your wishes are honored even if they do not coincide with what your family would have chosen for you. 

Contact a local funeral home to learn more. 


5 August 2022

Understanding The Funeral Planning Process

Hi everyone, my name is Sari Blakenship. My first time visiting a funeral home was an extremely comforting experience. Although I was blindsided by the death of my loved one, the funeral director helped me through the planning process without taking advantage of my grief. I was allowed to work at my own pace to cope with the grief in a healthy way. I was never rushed or pressured, despite the necessary timeline. Whenever I couldn't move forward, the funeral director held my hand and offered words of comfort. I would like to share each step of the funeral planning process to help others through this difficult process. Planning a funeral takes a lot of thought and time during a particularly difficult period. Please visit whenever you need a hand.