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.

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3. More time for funeral decisions

Typically, funerals are turned around in a week or two. Having to deal with losing a loved one and make important decisions under pressure can be an extremely stressful time for your friends and family. By planning your own funeral, you’ll have years to make the decisions that your loved ones would otherwise only have a matter of days.

4. Pay for your funeral in advance

A huge benefit that comes with arranging your own funeral is that you can agree with an upfront cost. You can then either clear that payment instantly, or decide to pay in instalments over an agreed period of time. This takes away the financial pressure from your loved ones, allowing them to grieve with a better state of mind.

At Celebration of Life, we offer a simple, fully inclusive pre-paid funeral plan starting at just £1,450. With flexible instalment options of up to 10 years, a 60 day full money back guarantee, as well as all the advice and support you need, Celebration of Life are your trusted direct cremation specialist.

5. Receive all the support you’ll need

Choosing an established funeral plan provider means you’ll receive all the advice and support you need. Whether it’s a question about the process involved after death, how you should prepare, or what to expect, good funeral providers will always be there to answer yours or your loved one’s questions.

When arranging a funeral plan with Celebration of Life, you’ll have access to our friendly team 24/7. We understand these times are difficult for you and aim to support you every step of the way.

If you’d like to find out more about out pre-paid funeral plans and how Celebration of Life can support your funeral wishes, don’t hesitate to contact us today – we’re standing by to answer your questions.

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