Benefits of pre-planning

If you’ve chosen the right funeral home, pre-planning doesn’t have to be a total chore — or a total bore!

Nowadays arranging a funeral for yourself can be both easy and affordable, and not to mention simple. There are many reasons why funeral pre-planning is crucial, and while we know it may not be on your list of favourite things to do (and you can probably think of 100 other ways you would rather spend that money) there are a lot of worthwhile benefits to taking care of the arrangements and checking it off of your to-do list sooner rather than later.

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One of the main reasons you should consider pre-planning is your family and loved ones. In the event of a death, there are endless questions and thoughts that are swirling around in our heads about what to do, what not to do, choices and decisions to be made. Eliminating those by having the details and most importantly, finances already taken care of, significantly releases the burden from those that are grieving. With pre-planning, you are able to pay for some of, or all of the chosen services at today’s rates which releases that pressure that would otherwise be left for your family to carry.

One of the top reasons you might consider pre-planning is choice. Being able to choose whether you will be buried, cremated, or donated. You’ve lived in your body for so many years, isn’t it important to choose how you will rest? You may have had this discussion with family members over the years — whether you’re choosing to donate your body for scientific research, or cremated and scattered, but when the time comes it is always good for the details to be documented and properly taken care of so that your loved ones, who will be under emotional stress, don’t have any extra burden.

Choosing how the service will carry out is another great reason to pre-plan. When you plan ahead, you are allowing yourself ample time to think about whether you would like to have a customized service, perhaps at your favourite restaurant or at a place that is extra special to you. Do you want everyone you know to gather together, or an intimate service? What kind of music would you like played? Moreover, making plans for yourself now means you have time to fully explore the unique and personalized options that Alternatives provides, discuss these questions with an expert, and you can make informed and confident choices about how you would like your final wishes to be presented.

Even if you are someone who doesn’t 'care' what happens after you die, I bet you care greatly about your family members and friends, and would never want to burden them with additional stress that simply could have been avoided.

We make pre-planning even easier by offering simple (and fast) online options, or we’d be happy to visit you in the comfort of your home, a pressure-free environment where we can discuss your options. When you’re ready to discuss your choices and options, give us a call and ask to speak with one of our Advance Planning Representatives.

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