As morbid as it sounds, making your own funeral arrangements whilst you are still living really makes a great deal of sense, in so many ways. Naturally it is something which not too many people care to think about, and it is also a topic which many people are fearful of. With this being said however, the idea of planning one’s own funeral, no matter how difficult it may be for you, is going to be the best idea when it comes to your family, friends and loved ones. If you aren’t sure, here is just how it will help.
Time For Grief
Once you have passed away, this will be a very, very tough time for those around you and each of them need to spend their time and their energy, on learning how to cope with the loss. The last thing that your loved ones will want to be doing therefore, is making arrangements, choosing a headstone, selecting a coffin along with all of the other difficult decisions which they must make when planning for the funeral. By arranging this yourself you will be able to relieve a great deal of pressure from your family and loved ones, allowing them to focus on how to come to terms with their loss.
Depending on where and when you pass away, there could be quite a wait for your friends and family to hold the funeral. Very often this can because of extenuating circumstances, as well as the decision making process which families must go through when deciding the details of the funeral. If however, you have already organized your farewell, down to the last detail, you can really speed up the process. This means that your family and loved ones can find the closure that they need, in a far shorter space of time.
Whilst the main reason for arranging your own funeral will of course be so that you can help out your friends and family, there is an upside for you too. Many people have a certain idea for how they wish to be sent off and organizing your funeral whilst you are still alive, gives you complete control over location, setting, songs and service type. Many people may put in their will that they would like either burial or cremation, but few have the chance to hand pick each detail of their funeral. Sorting out the funeral whilst you are still living, gives you the time to seriously think about what kind of send of you would like.
Planning ahead for a funeral can be highly cost effective given the amount of time which you will have to seek out the best prices. Naturally this is something that your family will not ponder over for too long given the gravity of the situation, but you on the other will not need to. You will be not only be able to select the items which you want at the best prices, but also save your family money and stress.
Morbid or not, planning your own funeral could be one of the nicest things you’ll ever do.