Funerals: Why It's Best to Prepare in Advance

By: Jacklyn Hutchens
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

In most cases, the stress of making funeral arrangements further aggravates the mental and emotional effects of losing someone. A memorial service should provide an outlet in remembering and celebrating a life that has passed. Family and friends should be able to grieve properly without worrying about arrangements and finances.

Funeral pre planning allows you to take care of yourself and your loved ones for the last time since they might find themselves in emotional disarray from grieving. Preparing for a funeral as early as now lets you make all the decisions, including the financing and the specifics. When you pre-plan, you're removing an immense weight off of your family's shoulders. It's best to prepare in advance because:

You're Still in Charge

If you've lost someone already, you know the emotional onslaught it entails. Spare your loved ones the additional hardships of having to arrange a funeral by pre-planning all the arrangements yourself. Pre-planning also allows you to make sure your service and final interment match your preferences and wishes.

You may have an idea of how you want people to remember you. Now, you can take full control because you can plan about it down to the last detail. So, whether you want a burial in a deep mahogany casket with a gold trim or have a simple cremation in Virginia, people can say it really represents your memories.

It Offers Economical Options

Funeral costs can easily pile up if they're all done in a rush. The good thing is that pre planning comes with pre-funding, along with other financing options. Pre-funding takes the cost of the funeral at present prices and invests your payment. This investment earns interest to keep up with inflation and can cover the cost of the funeral (at future prices) when the death occurs.

This means you are protecting your loved ones from staggering charges. Unnecessary costs vary and can range from overpriced flower arrangements to additional funeral director fees. Funerals can be expensive, but pre-planning gives you financial options, saving your family from possible multiple bills.

Your Funeral Pre Planning Experts

At Direct Cremation Services of Virginia, we provide information and assistance regarding everything about funerals and cremation in Virginia. Talk to us and start pre-planning a funeral today.

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