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Funeral Pre-Planning Process
Take care of all the pre-need funeral details and give you and your family the peace-of-mind you deserve.
Benefits of Funeral Pre-Planning
There are many benefits to funeral pre-planning. Here are the top ten reasons why you should consider making your funeral arrangements ahead of time:
There will be fewer opportunities for argument and indecision about your funeral arrangements among family members after you're gone.
Your family will never have to worry about doing the wrong thing when finalizing your funeral arrangements. You will have told them exactly what you want.
No mistakes and no oversights. After you're gone, everything will be done your way.
After you are finished with the funeral pre-planning process, you will have peace of mind knowing that we have made note of every detail.
After your death, no one can make any decisions you wouldn't want.
Funeral pre-planning is the responsible thing to do. It removes the burden from family members.
You can make complex decisions ahead of time when you have the time to think things through.
Funeral pre-planning can involve pre-payment. This can eliminate any future financial stress for your family. Paying in advance for pre-need funerals allows you to pay the current amount rather than leaving your family with an inflated price in the future.
Funeral pre-planning will give you a firm understanding of the reality of death.
You will receive the arrangements you want.
The Basics of Funeral Pre-Planning
Here's a break-down of the planning process:
For more tips on pre-planning funerals, see our pre-planning checklist.
In the case of funeral pre-arrangement, another two important steps are involved:
Write out your plan with as many details as possible.
Send your plan to the funeral home and provide a copy to your executor.
There are two ways for you to arrange your pre-planned funeral.
Using Our Online Funeral Pre-Planning Tool
This website features Pre-Arrange Online, a step-by-step interactive form that can be used to record your end-of-life plan and send the completed form to our staff for safekeeping. You'll be asked to create an account with a username and password so you can login at any time to complete or change the plan.
Turn to the Professionals for Funeral Pre-Arrangement Assistance
Many people are more comfortable making these decisions with funeral professionals. If you would like us to help, call us at (585) 436-7730 or send us an email using the Contact Us form.