4 Common Misconceptions about Pre-Planning Your Funeral

By: Greg Hurd
Thursday, September 21, 2017

People are often wary of pre-planning their funeral and that’s mostly because they don’t understand the process or have misconceptions regarding it. At Weber-Hurd Funeral Home, we encourage everyone to consider pre-planning as it can be comforting and help the family down the line. The misconceptions mentioned below are surprisingly common and easily debunked.

1. It’s Difficult and Painful to Talk about Funeral Arrangements

Most people don’t realize that it’s easier to get the subject out of the way and make their wishes regarding the funeral arrangement clear. Families struggle to come up with an acceptable solution after their loved one is deceased. Trying to make the right decision during this stressful time can also cause strain to relationships. Making your own arrangements allows the loved ones to grieve and recover.

2. Death is Far in the Future so There’s No Need to Plan in Advance

This is actually the perfect time to plan because death will happen at some point and there’s no real pain involved in the pre-planning process. Discussing and planning can be done at a leisurely pace because there’s an emotional disconnect with the prospect of death that is years away. You and your loved ones can look at the matter objectively and make the right decisions.

3. The Family Understands Your Preference

Even if the family understands your preference for cremation or burial, it’s important to discuss the matter and make arrangements with the funeral home in advance. This gives people complete control over the entire funeral, including the memorial service burial cremation, guest lists, music and decor, etc.

4. You Won’t be Present so it Doesn’t Matter

Pre-planning removes the burden from their shoulders and allows loved ones to say their goodbyes peacefully. A funeral service that’s planned by the decedent will reflect their personality and preference, which will have a positive impact on the family.

If you want to know more about pre-planning your funeral, don’t hesitate to call us at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home. We’ll be happy to help. 

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