Pre-Planning Makes Perfect Sense
Talking about your final arrangements isn’t easy. But it doesn’t have to be hard.
You could be encouraging a loved one to pre-plan. Or you could want to broach the topic of your own plans with your family. In either case, it’s all about approaching the topic with confidence and care. Don’t be surprised if discussing final wishes brings up strong emotions. Just reinforce that you’re doing this out of love and to make things easier for your loved ones in the future.
Questions and answers.
- Why consider pre-planning?
- How would you like your family to be involved in the process?
- Now that your wishes are known, what happens next?
- Does this mean you anticipate needing a funeral soon?
Your family is everything. The last thing you’d want is to put them in a difficult position. A time of loss is a time of confusion, but your final arrangements don’t have to add to the uncertainty. Pre-planning your cemetery services can save your loved ones from having to make decisions while they’re grieving. They won’t have to guess what you would want. Making pre-arrangements is the financially responsible and emotionally conscientious thing to do. Instead of getting bogged down in details, your family will be able to focus on celebrating your life.
Here are a few common reasons people pre-plan. These benefits could help guide your conversation.
- Even if it’s far into the future, you’ll assure that a difficult time is less stressful for your loved ones.
- When everything is determined in advance, families can focus on celebrating life, knowing that last wishes are perfectly fulfilled.
- Pre-paying for your final arrangements is a gift to loved ones, because losses often come at unexpected times. This act relieves family members from what can be a sudden expense.