4 Misconceptions About Pre-Planning Your Funeral

By: Tom Gallagher
Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Pre-planning a funeral has several distinct advantages. You can save money on funeral costs, reduce the burden on your family, and make sure the funeral happens according to your wishes. At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we encourage everyone to invest in pre-planning and discuss their preferences with a qualified funeral director. They will guide you through the process and offer some straightforward advice. Here's a look at some of the most common misconceptions about pre-planning your funeral:

1. It Is For Old People

People should consider pre-planning regardless of their age because life is unpredictable. Unexpected death at an early age causes the most distress, especially if it is the loss of the sole earner or the primary caretaker of the family. It’s why many younger people pre-plan their funerals, even if they are healthy.

2. You Only Need It If You Can’t Afford A Funeral

Pre-planning does offer several financial benefits but that doesn’t mean you should skip it if you’re not hurting for money. Why pay more when you can get a good funeral service at a more affordable cost?

3. Family Members Can Handle It

Many people trust their family members to follow their wishes and ensure the funeral goes smoothly. However, you can ease the burden on your family by making the arrangements in advance. This gives them some time to grieve and focus on healing, which can help them recover from the loss quickly.

4. Pre-Planning Is Unsettling

No one likes to think about their own mortality and some people don’t even contemplate death unless they are very old or are facing a life-threatening condition. We encourage people to focus on how pre-planning can help their family instead of focusing on the possibility of death.

At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we provide comprehensive funeral services and can help you with all aspects of the process so if you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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