The death of a loved one is a difficult time for everyone. Pre-arranging funeral and burial arrangements in advance is becoming a popular option so that YOU select what you want and family members will not have to make difficult decisions while under emotional stress and time pressures. Also known as preplanning, this allows YOU to determine and document service details at your convenience and before the need arises.
Preplanning starts with collecting personal information and considering facts you will want friends and family to know and remember about you. This includes biographical information, photos, career, hobbies, and special interests.
A Brown-Forward Funeral Director has special training and expertise to guide you through the many decisions involved with planning a funeral and burial. He/She will take as much time as you need to make well-informed decisions and talk about these with your family. Some of the questions to consider include
- What kind of funeral should it be?
- Will there be a cremation or a burial?
- What type of urn or casket?
- Who needs to be notified?
- Can I select the readings or songs for the service?
- How much will this cost?
- Should I prepay for my arrangements?
Our Funeral Director will also talk with you about considering prefunding the arrangements you select. Paying for a funeral after the loss of a loved one can add stress and potential financial hardship to your family. Knowing your options ahead of time can ease this burden. Some of the benefits of prepaying for your arrangements are:
- Ensure that the money will be there to help cover all costs.
- Lock in your selections for the cemetery, urn or casket, and other funeral arrangements at today’s prices so that your estate will owe nothing and your family will keep more of your assets.
- Reduce the likelihood of last-minute unexpected expenses.
Pre-arranging your funeral allows you to personalize your funeral, relieve your family from future financial responsibility, and gives you peace of mind knowing that you’ve helped your family cope with their loss.