Pre-planning your funeral ceremony. Should you do it while still alive?   

Pre-planning your funeral ceremony. Should you do it while still alive?  

Having a consultation about your last wishes may not be the most cheerful conversation, but more and more people are starting to understand the benefits of pre-planning your memorial service. The pre-plan funeral ceremony may ease the burden of your relatives after experiencing the loss of a loved one and in the contemporary world being aware of each and every choice you have is a unique advantage.  Here are some tips why you should consider the idea of planning your funeral ahead.


  1. Take care of yourself

Thinking about your afterlife experience and arranging a full ceremony before passing away can be liberating or even empowering movement and having a memorable service is an important part of the recovering process. Whether you decide to have your ashes scattered in the ocean or having a modern, artistic burial rite, your unique touch and memorable “Goodbye” ceremony is going to be felt and recognised by your love ones.  The options are many, but recent studies show that cremation becomes more and more preferred, as people tend to keep ashes at home at urns and keepsakes.


  1. Save money

One of the common misconceptions about pre-planning is that you have to pay for the service ahead. Pre- planning does not means you have to pay for it immediately, but you can just explain your wishes and examine your choices. All of the necessary steps, wishes and details can be discussed with a funeral director in your home town. 


Furthermore, you will have plenty of time to take the most logical choices as whether you would like to be cremated or to have a traditional burial, what kind of urn for ashes or a headstone you would like or where you would like your remains to be scatted. Urns for example may vary in material (ceramic, stone, brass, wood), size (large urns, keepsakes) and purpose (for home, for scattering ashes, etc.)


  1. Support your family

Losing a family member or a friend is a time of a great sadness. You can be helpful your loved ones with fully or partially organising a ceremony, which will ease some additional stress and anxiety on your loved ones. After a decease, families are faced with the need to arrange the funeral that fully respect the persona of the deceased one.

While assorting the rite, suffering families are faced with so many questions that this kind of responsibilities can be a great burden and can disturb their grief. If you would like to pre-plan your funeral arrangements or just to discuss them, these will not just be at a considerable support to your family, but you are going to be sure that your last wishes are carried out.