The benefits of pre-planning your own funeral services are undeniable.
After you pass, your family members will be struggling to cope with their
grief and they may not be thinking clearly enough to make crucial decisions.
Funeral pre-planning relieves your loved ones of this burden, while ensuring that your wishes
are carried out. After you meet with a pre-planning advisor at a funeral
home, it’s a good idea to let your loved ones know you’ve
designed a funeral plan.
Choose an Appropriate Time
It’s not uncommon for individuals to delay speaking with their loved
ones about their funeral planning preferences. You might hesitate to broach
the topic because you do not wish to upset your loved ones or you don’t
want to invite speculation about your health. However, it is best not
to wait until a health problem occurs. During such a time, you and your
family members will have other things to consider, such as your healthcare.
You might consider having the discussion after visiting your doctor for
a wellness check-up. This way, you can tell your loved ones that, although
you’re healthy, you feel it’s
important to discuss your final wishes.
Explain Your Preferences
You can disclose as much or as little information as you wish about your
preferences for the funeral ceremony. You might only want to let your
loved ones know that you prefer either cremation or burial, for example,
or you might discuss various aspects of the ceremony that are important to you.
Discuss the Location of Important Documents
Your loved ones will need to know which funeral home you’ve gone
to for your funeral pre-planning. This is a good opportunity to explain
where other important documents are. Your loved ones will need to know
the location of your will, for example. Bear in mind that safe deposit
boxes are not generally opened soon after a passing; store your documents
regarding your final wishes in a more accessible location.
When you’re ready to pre-plan a funeral in Tacoma, turn to the trusted
advisors at Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory.
The professionals at our funeral home can walk you through each detail
in the funeral pre-planning process. Get started today by calling (253)
584-0252 or visiting our website to view our