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. 

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