Death is one of those instances in life that we normally do not like to think much about. However, it is also necessary that one pre-plan their own funeral so that when the time comes, we do not leave behind our families with no instructions on how to perform our last rites. It shouldn’t happen that once someone is gone the loved ones are left behind in a quagmire of funeral directors and forced decisions. A wise step therefore, would to be ease the burden on one’s loved ones by pre-arranging the funeral services now, and if possible, even paying for them beforehand so that budget constraints and other issues do not come in the way of someone having the farewell they deserve.
What services can you pre plan for?
When pre-planning a funeral service, one can opt for services that they would wish to be a part of their final funeral rites. From choosing the kind of casket the body will be buried in, or kept for viewing (provided one opts for a viewing as part of the funeral rites), the embalming procedure (especially if an open casket viewing is part of the plan), the music that will be played at the funeral, the flowers for decoration, and even the readings that will be a part of the funeral. If it so wished, one can even have the funeral director read a pre-written speech addressing the gathering and arrange for all this to happen beforehand so that nothing goes awry at the last minute.
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