4 Common Misconceptions about Pre-Planning Your Funeral

By: Tom Gallagher
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Funeral pre-planning can be an intimidating prospect for most people as they want to avoid thinking about death for as long as possible. While that’s understandable, it’s wise to consider the benefits and common misconceptions associated with pre-planning before making the choice. Here are some of the most prevalent misconceptions for you to consider:

1. Pre-Planning is Difficult for the Family

This is one of the most common misconceptions regarding pre-planning. No one wants to consider the possibility of their loved one dying, but they can benefit from pre-planning and the solace such conversations provide. Individuals can discuss their preferences with family and make all arrangements in advance. This can help the family down the line and allow them to grieve in peace.

2. Pre-Planning is Complicated

Pre-planning a funeral is a very simple process. All you need to do is call the funeral director or get in touch with them through the website before explaining all your requirements. They’ll make note of your preferences and reserve a place for the burial accordingly. This doesn’t involve much time or effort.

3. The Cost of the Funeral

Funerals can be expensive and a considerable financial burden on the loved ones left behind. By pre-planning the funeral and paying for it in advance, you can reduce the burden from the family’s shoulders and let them grieve without additional stress. This also ensures there’s no compromise on cost and the funeral services are carried out according to the decedent’s wishes.

4. Peace of Mind

Pre-planning provides a considerable amount of comfort and peace of mind to the individual and their family. All arrangements are out of the way so the family members don’t need to determine what kind of service they need to arrange. Pre-planning also provides an opportunity to reconcile differences and let go of any disputes before it’s too late for a solution.

If you want to know more about funerals or want to plan one, don’t hesitate to call us at Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home for more information. 

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

Recovering From The Loss Of Your Soulmate

Dealing with the demise of a soulmate can be difficult. When you have spent many years loving and living with a person, they become a part of you. Moreover, their loss can be devastating. How to R...

Top Reasons To Preplan Before You Need It

Many people have started showing an interest in pre-planning their funeral. This is a relatively new concept in the funeral services space; however, it is catching on in a significant way. If you h...

Cremation Facts: Everything I Need to Know

Cremations are becoming more common than traditional burials because of the many positives they deliver. Besides being incredibly simple and inexpensive, cremation rituals are often environmentally...

What Does It Mean To Be In Hospice Care?

Hospices are medical organizations dedicated to providing comprehensive care and support to terminally ill patients. They focus on improving a patient's quality of life instead of trying to cure th...

Sending Flowers to the Bereaved

Sending flowers with a condolence letter is a gentle yet effective way to show your support to a grieving family. Flowers offer comfort and convey thoughtfulness. They look beautiful and their colo...

How to Help a Friend through the Grieving Process

It isn’t easy to see a close friend be fraught with grief after the death of a loved one. It is natural that you would want to help them in any way possible. But we at Gallagher Funeral Home have s...

Can I Have A Cremation And A Visitation?

Cremation has become increasingly prevalent in recent years. It is an age-old practice of burning the deceased’s remains until it is down to ashes. At Gallagher Funeral Home, we are always willing ...

Creating New Family Traditions After A Loss

The loss of a loved one can destabilize your family structure and stability. Little rituals and traditions that worked before become painful after the death of a family member. At Gallagher Funeral...

Coping With Grief Over The Holidays

The holiday season is fast approaching and many people aren't in a festive mood this year. Millions of families have lost loved ones due to the pandemic and most are still struggling to cope with t...

Who Is Eligible For Hospice Care?

People with serious, life-threatening illnesses need consistent care and comfort. Some are completely reliant on their caretakers for everything from bathing to eating. Hospice care is a program th...