Top Reasons To Preplan Before You Need It

By: Tom Gallagher
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

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 have a specific idea of how you want to conduct your funeral service after your death, it is a good idea to pre-plan.

Why Pre-Plan Well In Advance?

  • We never know when death will strike, and it is a good idea to start pre-planning well before you need it. You can discuss your requirements with a knowledgeable funeral director, and he would be able to provide you with all the details you require about how this aspect works. You can then decide on the types of services you want and can be sure that the funeral service will be held as per your specific requirements.
     
  • Since you also pay for the funeral service in advance, your family members do not have to take over the responsibility of paying for it. Funerals can sometimes be quite expensive, depending on the services that have been chosen, which can be a financial burden for some families. When you pre-plan your funeral and pay for everything, it's one aspect your family does not have to worry about after your death.
     
  • Since you decide what you want, and the funeral director will help your family members organize everything, there will be no dissent between different family members about how the service should be organized. 
     
  • Once you have planned your funeral service and signed the contract, the amount that you pay gets locked in. It means that the cost of the services will not increase regardless of any price rises or inflation in the future. This is why pre-planning also becomes a cost-effective option for you.

If you want information about our services here at Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home, contact us or give us a call at 318-640-1375 today.

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