Advance funeral plans offer abundant benefits for you and your loved ones.
Also known as funeral pre-planning or funeral pre-arrangements, these guidelines deliver remarkable peace of mind and enable you to design the perfect final farewell. It can greatly ease the pain of loss by allowing your family members to focus their energies on healing and comforting one another. It also puts you in control of your funeral arrangements. You can take all the time you need to design funeral plans that reflect your preferences, values, and wishes.
Reduce the stress and empower those left behind.
Here are some of the many advantages that advance funeral plans can offer:
Relieve your loved ones of major burdens.
Did you know that more than 70 details must be attended to in the first 24 hours after one’s passing? A thoughtfully preplanned service can spare your family from having to face decisions that can be both emotionally and financially taxing at a time that is already difficult. It also gives them lasting peace of mind knowing they have acted in accordance with your wishes.
You get to choose how you will be remembered.
When you preplan your funeral, it gives you free rein to create your unique life tribute. For example, if you are an avid reader, you might want to encourage people to donate books to a worthy cause or contribute to their local library. Perhaps you want to celebrate an illustrious military career or decades of devoted service to the homeless. By making funeral plans in advance, you can design a meaningful ceremony that honors your values and wishes.
Jot down a few thoughts or outline every detail.
Funeral preplanning allows you to design the entire ceremony. It can include as few or as many specifics as you wish, such as:
- Traditional funeral with burial or cremation
- Viewing, wake, or reception
- Religious ceremony or secular gathering
- Specific readings and musical selections
- Donation requests in lieu of flowers
- Foods to include at the reception
- Any special requests
It can reduce costs.
Amid deep grief and the strain of loss, last-minute funeral arrangements often cause people to make rash decisions and unnecessary purchases. When you make your funeral plans in advance, it frees your loved ones from overspending.
It's fast and easy.
Funeral preplanning is as simple as completing our short form and meeting with one of our caring staff members to put your plan in place. It’s safe, secure, and completely confidential. We will keep your plan on file, at no cost, so that when the time comes your loved ones will have peace of mind knowing that your wishes have been fulfilled. And of course, you may always make changes to your plans whenever you wish.
Funeral preplanning is one of the smartest things you can do.
At Batchelor Brothers Funeral Services, we understand that making advance funeral plans can be an emotional experience. Our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible and help you throughout the process. We can assist you virtually (over the phone or via video conferencing); in one of our private offices; or at your home, whichever is most comfortable and convenient for you.
Our staff is always available to answer any additional questions you may have, and you are always welcome to contact us.
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