Funeral Pre-Planning Is Essential
Talking about your funeral arrangements may be difficult, but we’re here to make it easier.
Whether you want to bring up the conversation with your loved in terms of their plans or your own, discussing one’s funeral arrangements can bring up a lot of strong emotions. When funeral pre-planning, it’s important to approach the conversation with loved ones with confidence and care. Though it may be difficult, it’s important to remember the reason for having the discussion in the first place — to make it easier on your loved ones in the future.
Questions and answers.
Talking about your final arrangements can be difficult. After all, your family is everything and the last thing you want is to put them in a tough situation. However, funeral pre-planning prevents your loved ones from having to make funeral arrangement decisions while they are grieving and dealing with your loss. A loved one’s death can often be confusing, and having your final arrangements in order gives them the time to mourn your loss without the burden of your funeral arrangements adding to the heartache and uncertainty. Take the stress and the guesswork off of your loved one’s shoulders by having a plan. Funeral pre-planning is the best financial and emotional thing you can do for your friends and family. When the time comes, it allows them to focus on celebrating your life rather than having to worry about the details of your funeral service. Having the reason for and benefits of the discussion in mind will help the conversation move smoothly, along with being prepared to answer questions. Here are a few common questions you may be asked when you bring up funeral pre-planning with your loved ones:
Why are you funeral pre-planning?
Do you anticipate needing a funeral soon?
Once we know your wishes, what do we do from there?
Do you want your family involved in the funeral pre-planning process?
How to start the conversation.
It is helpful to start the conversation by explaining the benefits and reasons why people pre-plan their funeral arrangements. Here are a few top reasons why people pre-plan their final arrangements that may help you start the conversation with your loved ones.
First and foremost, funeral pre-planning relieves friends and family from having to make tough funeral decisions while they are dealing with your loss. They can focus on celebrating you and grieving your loss, without worrying about planning your funeral themselves and questioning your wishes.
Funeral planning involves a lot of decision making. By involving your family in the pre-planning process, you will be surprised that it will actually bring you closer together with your loved ones. When the time comes, your loved ones can rest assured that your last wishes are being fulfilled.
As a gift to their loved ones, some people choose to pre-pay. Funerals can often be sudden and unexpected, and the financial burden of an unforeseen death can be detrimental. By paying for your funeral arrangements in advance, you can ensure that your loved ones will not have to deal with financial stress when the day comes that you are no longer here.
At Bohlender Funeral Chapel in Fort Collins, we encourage you to start the conversation with your loved ones and pre-plan your funeral together. In doing so, all parties involved will be able to rest easy knowing that a plan is in place when the day comes. Funeral pre-planning may be difficult at first, but it makes it easier on everyone in the long run. We hope this helps you get the conversation started and makes the process a little easier. For further guidance, check out our helpful funeral resources or contact one of our caring team members today. We are happy to help.
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