It is not a pretty thought to entertain but the reality is we will pass away at some point. But even so, advanced planning of your own funeral can be a tremendous relief for yourself as well as you family and other loved ones. As with anything else, this mainly requires funding, which is why you are now able to obtain a pre-paid funeral plan. It will cut short a lot of the guess work your relatives would have to do in the midst of their grieving and direct them as to how they can commemorate your life in a way that would please you.
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Going About the Planning
When thinking of suitable way to preserve your instructions after your passing, the first idea that comes to mind is a will. In it, you will usually include details of how you would like your funeral to be handled as well as other posthumous executions on your part. Details regarding funeral services can also be left to your choice of funeral directorso they shall have no issues with how your funeral should be carried out. As with any important document, your will should be drawn and signed in ink in front of a credible witness, your solicitor.
Even if you will not be able to witness it in a conscious state at least, you still have the final say about every detail of the funeral. You can make it your very own by requesting your own personal touches that reflect the kind of person you are. Details like the types of flowers you would like for the décor, the casket you wish to rest in, your final resting place and whether you would like to be buried or cremated. You can also choose to have a religious ceremony performed for you. There will be no real legal limits concerning location or participation.
You might also like to commission some sort of monument – typically a headstone – to be erected over the site of your burial. Else ways, you can make it a woodland burial where instead of a headstone, a tree or plant is planted in your honour.
It is a noble gesture secure the funds necessary to perform your funeral while you are still alive. Your passing can be a difficult time for your loved ones and making every effort ensure everything runs smoothly makes it a lot less hard for them. Factoring in the ever increasing inflation rates, it is best to make that investment as soon as possible so it will not be more expensive than it needs to be. Even today, the average price is not at all a mild expense. There are specific companies which arrange funerals. I addition to those, a pre-paid funeral plan can be obtained from your funeral director as well as insurance companies.
A funeral is an inevitability for everyone. And while there is no cushioning the feeling of loss and grief that comes with every funeral, little things can still be done to ease the way of the living and ensure full honour and respect for the late.