We like to think that there are five main reasons for pre-planning and pre-paying for your funeral:
- You want to ease the burden on your family.
- You want to assume the financial responsibility for your funeral.
- You want your family to have the benefit of a meaningful funeral.
- You want your final wishes to be followed.
- You want to be self-reliant and have your affairs in order at the end of your life.
One of the most stressful moments for families is deciding how best to celebrate the life of their loved one. There are so many things to consider, what music would they want, where would they want the service to be, would they want a viewing, what clothing should they be dressed in, should the celebration incorporate religion or not?
All of these questions can be difficult to answer, especially if your loved one passed suddenly or without ever really talking about their end of life wishes.
That’s where pre-planing becomes important. Not only does pre-planning allow you to have your life celebrated the way you want it to be, it also relieves the pressure and distress from your family, allowing them to focus on the grieving process and spending time supporting, and being there for each other.
Taking it one step further to not only pre-arrange, but to also pre-pay for a funeral service is one of the greatest gifts that you can give to your family. Pre-planning can be done in a few ways:
When you pre-arrange a funeral, you make your wishes clearly known. It’s a way that you can make your wishes known so there is no doubt for your family on how your life should be celebrated. Everything from selecting music, photographs, the clothing you would like to wear, right down to the celebrant or clergy, venue and what to serve at refreshments is covered in the My Funeral Wishes Kit. This is the most simplest of ways to pre-arrange a funeral. It’s a gift of making your wishes known.
Pre-Paid Funeral Bond
A Funeral Bond is just like a savings account specifically for your funeral. We partner with Sure Plan to offer industry leading funeral bonds that cover the costs of your funeral service and when combined with a My Funeral Wishes Kit, there is nothing left for your family to think about. The burden of planning a funeral is removed and they can focus on what is important, being with family, supporting one another and celebrating your life.
There are other benefits to pre-planning and pre-paying your funeral, but probably the most important benefit is being able to lock in today’s prices for when you need it in the future.
Regardless of how your pre-plan for your end of life celebration, taking the steps to ensure your wishes are known is a wonderful and special gift that you give to your family. Why not get in touch with us today for a free, no-obligation discussion about planning your end of life celebration? Call us on 1300 043 522 or fill out our contact form here!