Preplanning for funeral arrangements is generally a subject most people shy away from. No one wants to think about saying goodbye to their loved ones, but taking the initiative to preplan that time in the future will ease the emotional strain on your loved ones. Is preplanning a funeral a good idea? With all the unknown, some may have reservations, but there are several key benefits of preplanning your funeral that we want to address. Let’s get started.


1. Clear Communication

Having clear communication is the first benefit of preplanning your funeral. This is where you can express what you would want that ending moment to look like. It allows you control over how you would like to be remembered and provides you the time to make it the most memorable it can be. If you procrastinate planning to the point when your family is emotionally handling the loss, the services will likely be pieced together and simply not as meaningful as you may have wanted them to be.

Preplanning your funeral also eases the pressure on your loved ones by providing your final wishes clearly. Like most planned events, proceedings are more likely to go according to plan. Additionally, with cremation service, many desire to spread ashes in appropriate locations that have significant meaning; this often provides a deep connection for your loved ones but is typically only possible through preplanning to verify the legalities of locations. We've created a free Funeral Planning Guide to help organize and share your final wishes with your loved ones.


2. Financial Stress Relief

On a more practical yet crucial note, preplanning your funeral is one of the most financially responsible things you can do in the latter years of life. No one wants their final memory to be the financial burden their passing was on their family. Additionally, funeral preplanning costs are often significantly cheaper, rates are locked in, and you can create payment plans that ease pressure from a lump sum payment.

When it comes to saving, a cremation is far more affordable than a traditional burial funeral, hence why so many are trending toward cremation. This is a wise financial decision if you are going over each funeral preplanning cost. In almost every case, it saves many people from the hidden costs and fees that are associated with burial.

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3. Peace of Mind

Beyond saving your wallet, peace of mind is another benefit of preplanning your funeral. Peace of mind can come from knowing that your loved ones won’t be burdened by another stress during a difficult time. Plus, having your funeral preplanned provides you with peace of mind during your final years, too. This in turn allows you to enjoy the time you have left without that logistical cloud looming over you.

You can think things through and experience peace knowing that you have saved your family from a major financial burden that’s often hard to manage – especially during a significant time of loss. This is usually made possible by having your services prepaid. Cremation, specifically, is one of the simplest services with prepaid options that will also save you the most. 


How After.com Cremation Can Help You Preplan Your Funeral

Compared to traditional funeral homes that continue to add fees upon fees, After.com seeks to provide you with all the necessities for preplanning and simplifies it into one charge for service. Not only does this ease your planning and save you from burial headaches, but it also ends up costing significantly less than traditional burials.

In three simple steps, you can preplan your funeral services and receive a free quote to see how After.com will make your funeral easy and affordable.