What Are Some Of The Advantages Of Planning A Funeral In Advance?

by | Sep 1, 2016 | Funeral services

More people are taking the time to plan and pay for their final arrangement in advance. That includes coming up with specific details for the Funeral service. Here are some of the reasons why this approach is worth the time and effort.

A Chance to Leave Loved Ones One Final Message

One of the key advantages to planning a Funeral service in advance is that the individual has the opportunity to leave one last message for those who are in mourning. It’s not unusual for the individual to prepare a written statement that can be shared during the service. While it should not be something long and drawn out, there’s no reason why it can’t be something that expresses appreciation for friends and family who made the life of the deceased happier and more fulfilled.

Selecting the Right Elements

Are there elements that the individual would like included in the service? For example, would certainly hymns or other types of music remind those in attendance of things that had deep meaning to the deceased? Perhaps arranging for a poem or some other selection from a favourite book of scripture or other literary work would be in order. Even little things like arranging for a certain framed picture and a small vase of flowers to be placed next to the cremation urn can be planned in advance.

Making Decisions So Others Don’t Have to Come Up With Solutions

The whole point of planning things in advance is to ensure that loved ones are not left with the task of making decisions when emotions are running high. The effort is usually focused on things like deciding between burial and cremation, or what type of casket or urn is best. Extend that approach to the elements of the memorial service, and loved ones will bicker over what would be the most fitting way to proceed.

Help with planning the service is always available from the team at Evergreen Washelli. Along with the other arrangements, design a service that will remind loved ones of the good times and ensure they have the chance to truly celebrate a life that was richly lived. You can also follow them on Twitter for more information.

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