Ever been left with responsibility of arranging a loved one’s funeral? If so, you may have some understanding of the emotional and practical difficulties of the entire process. From sorting out the finances, through to choosing flowers and music, there are many aspects to consider and decisions to be made during an especially difficult time.
One day, a loved one may have to do the same for you. So, is there a way to reduce this burden?
In life, we do our best to take care of our loved ones, but we also have the chance to do so after death. By taking responsibility and arranging your own funeral, you can allow your family to grieve with a little less weight on their shoulders.
But aside from taking care of your loved ones, what other reasons are there for arranging your own funeral? Read on as we explore five more.
1. Choose a funeral plan that fits your budget
Through the purchase of your own funeral plan, you’ll know how much it will cost, with no additional ‘surprises’. Essentially, you’re able to plan exactly what you want after death, cutting out the things that don’t matter to you.
Securing a funeral at today’s rate is also a bonus. It protects you, and your family, against the rising costs of funerals, while leaving more cash for your loved ones.
2. Have your final wishes followed
Funeral plans offer a great way to mark your final wishes and ensure they’re followed. By working with a professional funeral provider to set your plan in stone, you’ll have peace of mind with a goodbye that’s aligned with your wants and requests. Perhaps this involves a no-fuss direct cremation?
Sometimes, it can be difficult to talk about your funeral with family members too. It can be an uncomfortable topic for many. By going that one step further and arranging a funeral plan yourself, you take away that need for any family involvement.