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The Truth About Pre-Planning Your Funeral

The Truth About Pre-Planning Your Funeral

Many funeral homes advocate pre-planning your final arrangements. This helps to ensure your last wishes are honored and that your loved ones are not tasked with the burden of determining how to lay you to rest. If you are thinking about planning your final arrangements, you may not fully understand what this consists of, what the benefits are or you may have heard myths that make you leery of doing so. Here's what you need to know.

What Pre-Planned Arrangements Are

Pre-planned arrangements help to put your final wishes in writing. This may consist of everything from planning out your funeral, deciding if you want to be buried or cremated and picking out a cemetery plot. Some people plan everything out, including what poems or hymns they want to be read or sung at their funeral, while others only cover the major points, such as burial arrangements. If you desire certain things to happen after you pass, pre-planned arrangements help to put your wishes in writing so no one has to guess or wonder what you would have wanted. 

The Benefits of Pre-Planned Arrangements

The biggest benefit to pre-planned arrangements is that it keeps the burden of planning off of your family. After you pass, your family will be grieving their loss. Planning a funeral or trying to figure out what you would have wanted can be stressful and a huge burden on them. Pre-planning makes it clear what you wanted, prevents fights within the family and relieves the stress that goes into deciding final arrangements for someone else. 

The biggest benefit to pre-planned arrangements is that it keeps the burden of planning off of your family. After you pass, your family will be grieving their loss. Planning a funeral or trying to figure out what you would have wanted can be stressful and a huge burden on them.

Myths and Truths Surrounding Pre-Planned Arrangements

One of the reasons why you may not want to pre-plan your arrangements is because you may not have the money. A pre-planned arrangement does not necessarily mean the same as pre-paid arrangements. While you may be able to lock in the price of a funeral if you pay today or select an exact cemetery plot by putting down a deposit, you can create pre-planned arrangements without having to pay anything, allowing your family to pay for the funeral with your life insurance when you pass. 

Another misconception is that you cannot change your mind about your final arrangements later. This is not true. Pre-planning is not a legal document. If you decide on your deathbed that you want to be cremated instead of buried, and tell one of your kids this, they can always change the arrangements, ensuring your wishes are granted and adhered to. 

If you want to ensure your final wishes are honored when you pass away, or you want to take the burden off of your family, pre-planning your final arrangements may be ideal. When you need to pre-plan your final arrangements in the greater Louisville, Kentucky area, let Pearson Funeral Home help. Contact us today to get started. 

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