Why Plan Ahead?
Planning your final arrangements in advance makes financial and emotional sense, in the same way as estate planning and making a will. It helps cause less anguish for your loved ones at a time when they’ll already be stressed.
If you’ve ever been to a funeral and thought that the deceased person you’d come to honour would have hated their final send-off, then you understand the importance of having a funeral that reflects your views and wishes. This is the lasting impression you’ll make on many friends and co-workers. Make it a good one. Make it one you’d be proud of.
Your relatives are grieving. These are the people you love the most and they’re sad and really very stressed out. There are masses of things to do with very little time to do them. It’s a bit like trying to organise a wedding in only a couple of days. Something will be over-looked. Probably something important. It will certainly be tense. If only you’d planned it. If only you’d told everyone exactly what you wanted. No-one would be running around in circles, worrying that they’ve got it all wrong. Upset because the last thing they can do for you is a huge mess. Trying to figure out if you wanted to be buried or cremated. It’s a big decision, like the thirty of forty other big decisions that need to be made in a matter of hours. If only you’d said!
That’s why you plan your funeral in advance.