Pre-Planning Your Funeral

By: Tom Gallagher
Monday, August 24, 2020

Many people want their funeral service to go a certain way and make their wishes known to their family members. Unfortunately, these wishes aren't always followed, especially if they conflict with the family's ideas or traditions. That's why we at Gallagher Funeral Home encourage people to consider pre-planning their funeral service.

What is Pre-Planning?

Pre-planning is the process of recording your wishes and planning a funeral. These instructions are placed in the care of a funeral home and will be followed upon the client's demise. Funeral directors explain the plan to family members and then start making arrangements for the ceremony as soon as the paperwork comes through.

How Do You Preplan?

Pre-planning is an easy and quick process. You just need to fill a form provided by the funeral director and explain your wishes clearly. The director will ask you a few questions to ensure everything is in order before filing the document away. The information remains in their care for as long as you wish it.

What are the Benefits of Pre-Planning?

People choose pre-planning because it gives them a lot of control over their funeral service. For example, if a client wants to choose cremation or prefer a traditional burial, they can mention their wishes during the planning process. The funeral director will make sure the client's wishes are fulfilled.

Pre-planning also reduces the burden on family members. They don’t need to spend time and energy on planning, which allows people to focus on healing. It also reduces the financial burden as most funeral costs are covered by the plan. You can pay for a ceremony in advance so family members don’t have to scramble for money at the last moment.

If you need help on funeral-related matters or want to know more about our services here at Gallagher Funeral Home, contact us or give us a call at 318-640-1375 today.

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