Pre-planning your funeral may sound like an incredibly depressing way to spend your week, but taking your time and making these decisions before they are needed can save you and your family a significant amount of money in funeral costs in the long run. Instead of having to select from within a limited set of options, or not being sure what your final desires would be, your loved ones instead can focus on supporting each other and being present in the moment. Pre-planning your funeral not only has the potential to significantly reduce your funeral costs, but it is also the final present that you can give to your family.
Funeral Planning Tips
Funeral planning goes far beyond just determining which music you want to have played during your memorial service, and can include everything from your burial plot to pre-paying for a gravestone to be sure you get everything on it exactly the way you want it. Working closely with a trusted, family funeral home such as Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, provides you with the peace of mind knowing that someone has your best interests at heart and can be respectful during difficult and emotional conversations. Keep written records of your decisions and pass them to a family member or close family friend.
Prepaying for Your Funeral
Determining whether or not to prepay for your funeral is a very personal decision, and one that cannot be made for you. However, when you prepay for a funeral, or at least set aside funds earmarked for that specific purpose, you’re providing your family with one less item to think about and worry about upon your passing.
Let Mountain View Funeral Home staff support you as you work through these difficult decisions. Our funeral directors stand ready to meet with you to answer any questions that you may have about how pre-planning can help with your funeral costs. We also offer funding options such as trust accounts and funeral insurance–both of which can help provide peace of mind to your remaining family members upon your passing.