Funeral pre-planning could be one of the most important things you do for
your family. If you are considering planning your funeral services in
advance, the first step will be contacting a funeral home to guide you
through the process. Many people approach pre-planning with several questions
in mind. Here are the answers to some of the most common queries people have.
Why would I pre-plan my funeral?
If you have ever been involved in planning a funeral for a loved one,
then you know how stressful the process can be. You are being asked to
make major decisions about things like burial, cremation, and funeral
services while you are in the midst of dealing with the shock and grief
of your loved one’s death. Families often struggle with concerns
about ensuring their loved one’s wishes are being honored and may
end up feeling guilty later because they fear they didn’t give a
loved one the right kind of service. Funeral pre-planning takes all of
these responsibilities off the shoulders of your loved ones so they can
focus on supporting each other instead of making decisions about your funeral.
How do I start the planning process?
Once you choose a funeral home, they can guide you through the planning
process. You can plan as much of your service or as little as you like.
You may prefer to simply make a decision about burial or cremation, for
instance, and make the plans for that, or you may want to make detailed
plans that include things like music selections and readings. Whenever
you complete your plan, make sure your family is aware so that they know
what to do when you pass.
Does funeral pre-planning help with the costs?
Pre-planning can allow you to pre-pay for some or all of your funeral
upfront. Because funeral costs can be so high, this is another way to
spare your family from additional stress and heartache after a loss.
If you’re interested in funeral pre-planning, let Chapel of the Chimes
Hayward help you get started on the process. Call our funeral home in
Hayward today at (510) 398-6922 for more information.