Funerals are usually expensive and time-consuming to plan. When people are going through the mourning process, most of them do not want to have to worry about making all of these arrangements. This is one reason why pre-planning your service is a great idea. Not only will you save money but you also are able to prevent the stress that putting together these arrangements can place on your grieving family. If you want to get started with pre-planning a funeral, there are some things you should know.
What Type of Service do you Want?
There are many types of funeral and memorial services to consider. Do you want the service to be followed by the burial and reception, or would you prefer the burial or scattering of ashes to happen before the service? These days, there are a lot of choices even when you have narrowed the services down, so it is important to consider this.
If you would like to have special kinds of flowers or music that you enjoy, it is important to leave those preferences in writing. The funeral home you choose to help you with the arrangements will be able to take care of these personal touches as well, so be sure to tell them exactly what you want. A funeral home can even help you choose flowers and music if you are not certain on the best options.
Many times, people want certain friends to attend the funeral that the family may not know. By pre-planning, you can arrange a list of people you would like notified about your death so they can come to the funeral. The funeral home will take care of all of this so that your family does not have to.
Choose any charities you would like donations made to in your name. Many people feel the need to give something and choosing a charity is a great idea. This has become very popular and people are opting for it instead of flowers. By making these arrangements beforehand, your family will not have to guess as to your wishes. If you are not sure which charities you would like to donate to in your name, the funeral home can also help with this.
If you want certain things mentioned in your obituary, leave these things in writing. Some people even opt to write the obituary themselves, but if this is not something you are comfortable doing, then leaving a list of things to mention can be a great help for those who take on the job after you are gone.
These considerations can make the process of pre-planning easier. Pre-planning a funeral itself can truly help your family once you pass away, since they will not have to worry about the expenses or the stress of making the plans. If this is something you are considering, you can get started with Osceola Memory Gardens, found at 1717 Old Boggy Creek Road Kissimmee, FL. 34744. Reach us at (407) 847-2494.