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How Pre-Planning a Funeral Can Help You Save on Expenses

Published: November 23, 2022

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Pre-Planning a Funeral Saves Money in 4 Ways

When a friend or family member passes away, it's one of the worst things that anyone can imagine. While many of us like to think that money is no object, the truth is that memorial services can get expensive. This is why so many people have started figuring out everything in advance. To give you an idea of why, let's look at four ways that pre-planning a funeral will save you and your family money:

You're Not Pressed for Time

When someone passes away and you're suddenly in charge of organizing a funeral, you have a very short amount of time to make several decisions. This can sometimes lead to rash decisions, such as paying more for services or a higher cost for a casket than you would normally. When you pre-plan a funeral, you have plenty of time to get everything just right.

Emotions are under control 

To say that emotions are running high after the death of a loved one would be a gross understatement. The problem with emotions is that it's easy for us to spend more money than we should because we don't really want to deal with the details. All we want to do is grieve. A prearranged funeral will have all the details ironed out, so you can spend time processing your emotions.

Make changes whenever you want 

Once you take the time to iron out all the details of a funeral, including memorial services and physical items like a casket, you're basically all set. However, opinions and desires about what someone wants at their funeral can change over time. By planning everything beforehand, you can make changes along the way whenever you'd like. This means you can spend even less on funeral costs if needed. 

Lock In Current Pricing

As we've seen this past year, we never know what might happen in our country or around the world that might cause higher prices. When you pre-plan, you can pay for the funeral up-front, which means you're locking in the current pricing. If certain items or services increase in price in the future, this is something you won't need to worry about.

4 Other Advantages of Pre-Planning a Funeral

Pre-planning a funeral will obviously save you money, but that's only the beginning. Here are a few other advantages to taking care of everything prior to your death or the passing of a loved one:

Provides Peace of Mind

Dealing with the death of a loved one is extremely stressful, and the more you can do to provide yourself or your friends and family a little peace of mind, the better. By taking care of the funeral arrangements, no one will need to worry about many aspects of the funeral. They'll be allowed to grieve and enjoy each other's company as they reminisce about the dearly departed.

Eases a Family’s "Burden"

Families obviously don't really see making funeral plans as a burden because they love you and will do anything for you. That being said, while they may not admit to it, figuring it all out can be stressful and disheartening. You can save your family from taking on this burden by planning all of the details in advance. This will ease your mind and theirs as well.

Less Chance of Conflict

When a person passes away, it isn't uncommon for friends or family members to fight over certain specifics. They're always doing it out of love, but this can cause problems because emotions are so high. By pre-planning a funeral, you've already made all the decisions for them. This means there's less chance of a conflict.

Your desires will be granted 

Having your wishes met is one of the most important parts of the whole process. If you have an idea of how you'd like your funeral to play out, whether it's who to invite or what music should be played, you can indicate all of that when you pre-plan the funeral. You can rest assured that after you're gone, the funeral will be what you'd like it to be.

Holloway Funeral Home can assist you with funeral planning.

Holloway Funeral Home in Oldsmar and Tampa can assist you with pre-planning your funeral or the funeral of a loved one. If you have any questions as to why our Florida funeral home is the best in the state or need to make arrangements, reach out to us at (813) 855-2439 today. We are also happy to assist with veteran's funeral arrangements and benefits. 

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