Pre-Planning in Edinburg, TX
Many people plan for life events such as weddings and vacations 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 mortality, the time to pre-plan your funeral is now. The primary advantages of pre-arranging your funeral are to relieve the burden on your loved ones in an already emotional time and ensure your funeral is carried out according to your wishes, eliminating the task of second-guessing what you would have wanted. Taking the time to arrange your funeral is one less thing your loved ones will need to worry about once you’ve passed. Pre-planning and prepaying your funeral is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give to your family.
Although it can be difficult to think about the time after your life, consider taking time to imagine your ideal funeral and how you would like your loved ones to experience it. By personalizing your final plans this way, it can lead to an even greater connection to your loved ones. A service-planning specialist can walk you through all of your options and guide you through the entire process in a caring and loving way. Most of all, it is a kindness to your family that they never have to wonder what you would have done differently if given the opportunity.
Those who decide to pursue pre-planned funerals should make sure a trusted member of the family knows which funeral home or chapel you have consulted and made arrangements. It is important to understand that if you choose to pre-arrange your services, you change your mind and make edits over time, so the pressure to make your pre-arranged funeral plans perfect the first time is not necessary. Those who decide that pre-planning funerals are the path to take are able to relax and relieve the burden of worrying about leaving all of the funeral arrangements to loved ones.
Prepaying your funeral reduces stress and financial burden on your loved ones after your passing. We can coordinate a payment plan that suits your needs, from a single payment plan to monthly bank account withdrawals. By prepaying your funeral, you eliminate your family second guessing on if they have spent too much or too little on your funeral. Pre-payment also protects you and your family from inflation, and the growth is non-taxable. Depending on your region, if your funeral costs less than the amount you have put aside, those funds will be refunded back to your beneficiaries. For more information on what is applicable in your region, simply speak to your funeral director. Each year, thousands of people decide to pre-plan and prepay their funeral; these plans are designed to be flexible and can accommodate the many changes that often occur in people’s lives.
What you can do in advance…
• Decide on Burial or Cremation and your casket or urn type.
• Pick what type of service you want (religious, military, non-traditional).
• Choose which funeral home to use.
• Designate your pallbearers, pick any music or readings you want at your service.
Benefits of Pre-Planning
• Between 70 and 75 decisions are made within the first 24-48 hours of death. It’s difficult to think rationally while making so many decisions within days of losing someone; pre-planning gives yourself, family, and friends peace of mind. Pre-planning gives your loved ones direction of your wants and desires.
• It’s easy. Anyone can do it, and you can change your mind at any time.
Pre-Planning and Pet Cremation Services
When considering pre-planning services, many people forget to consider the planning process for all members of the family, including pets. Losing a beloved pet is always difficult, and the grieving process can be significant. If you are considering pet cremation for your dog, cat, or other treasured animals, you can learn more about your memorial options in advance so you won't have to make big decisions while you are still grieving. Your pet's private cremation is handled with the most loving care imaginable, and the remains can be placed in a beautiful hardwood urn or other
keepsake displaying your pet's picture and name. Other memorial options are also available after the passing of a beloved pet:
• Grave markers
• Keepsake jewelry
• Memorial candles
• Pet portraits
• Calendars and notecards
• Memorial stones
• Memorial trees for planting
• Biodegradable memorial products
Begin the Pre-Planning Process
Pre-planning a funeral for yourself or a loved one is not something that you necessarily want to be at the top of your mind. However, taking some time to consider how you want your final wishes carried out and arranging them in advance is beneficial to your own well-being and the grieving process of your loved ones. Most people put a lot of planning into big life events but forget to plan for a funeral or memorial service that is an important rite of passage in life. If you have any questions about the pre-planning services for yourself, a loved one, or your pet, contact Legacy Chapels today to set up an appointment to discuss your options.
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