“Is this what they would have wanted?” is an all too common question when families come to plan a funeral. Making your wishes clear ahead of time can prove to be a great comfort to loved ones.
What Is Pre-Planning?
Pre-planning is simply the process of drawing up plans for a funeral before they are needed. It involves gathering a variety of family information and making decisions about the type of service you want, such as whether it is to be a cremation or a burial, and where the funeral should take place. Working together with a Funeral Director, you can plan, organise and record all of your requests.
We can lead you through the process, providing advice and guidance along the way. We will ensure that you have all the information you need about our products and services, allowing you to make informed decisions.
You may choose to pay for the arrangements in advance, or your plans can simply be held on file at the funeral home to be carried out when they are needed and invoiced to the family at the time.
While everyone who makes the decision to pre-plan has their own reasons for doing so, for many it is the desire to protect their family by ensuring that they won’t face the difficult task of making arrangements at a time of loss.
Pre-planning is virtually stress-free, and you have the time and information you need to make carefully considered decisions that are the right choices for you and your family.
What About Pre-Payment?
For many people, funeral pre-planning has become an extension of their estate planning process. It is simply one more thing they choose to take care of as they plan for retirement and the next stage in their lives.
Choosing to pre-fund funeral arrangements is another way in which people can protect their families and it can mean locking in the cost of the arrangements at current prices.
We currently offer pre-payment funeral plans from Golden Leaves and Golden Charter.
A plan can be paid for in one lump sum or over 12 months in monthly instalments.
We can be nominated as the Funeral Director on plans taken out with other providers; we work with Age UK and Dignity but do not offer their plans directly.
While no one wants to think about their death or the death of a loved one any sooner than they must, having the conversation in advance alleviates the need for potentially difficult conversations at the time of need.