Many people plan for life events such as weddings and holidays well in advance, but many people do not plan for something that is certain to happen - their funeral.
While most people do not want to think about their own morality, the time to pre-plan your funeral is now. The primary advantages of pre-arranging your funeral is to relieve the burden on your loved ones in an already emotional time, and to ensure your funeral is carried out according to your wishes. Taking the time now to arrange your funeral is one less thing your loved ones will need to worry about once you’ve passed. Pre-planning and paying in advance for your funeral is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give to your family.
Prepaying for your funeral reduces stress and financial burden on your loved ones after your passing. We can coordinate a payment plans that suits your needs, from a single payment plan to monthly bank account withdrawals. By prepaying for your funeral you eliminate your family second guessing on if they have spent too much or too little on your funeral. For more information on what is available, speak to us at Oaklands Funeral Service where we can offer plans that are designed to be flexible and can accommodate the many changes that often occur.
Some of the things that you can do in advance…
Decide on the type of service and ceremony you want, decide on choices such as the coffin or casket, an urn, and any other elements that you would like to have.
Would you like your service to have a particular focus (religious, military, non- traditional for example).
Choose music, readings and poems that are special to you.
Benefits of Pre-Arranging
Between 70 and 75 decisions are made within the first 24-48 hours of death. It’s difficult to think rationally whilst making so many decisions within days of losing someone, pre-planning gives yourself, family and friends peace of mind.
It’s easy. Anyone can do it, and you can change your mind at any time.