Advanced funeral planning is ultimately about making arrangements for your funeral before you pass. This can include everything that goes into a funeral, from deciding what kind of service you would like to choosing your funeral announcement card design.
A study by WHO shows that those who have gone through adverse life events, such as bereavement, are statistically more likely to develop a mental health disorder, like depression. This can then lead to further stress and worsen a person’s life and wellbeing. Planning your funeral in advance can help alleviate that burden off of your loved ones after you pass away and can help them to better cope with their grief.
Advanced funeral planning can help support you and your loved ones during this difficult time and at Memorial Stationery, we have outlined the benefits it can provide in this informative blog.
Things you can arrange in advance
Whether your reasons for planning a funeral in advance, there’s a lot that is needed for a funeral that doesn’t require you – or your loved one – to have passed.
The most common, and often considered the most important elements of a funeral that can be planned in advance include:
- Deciding what kind of service you would like, whether it’s a traditional funeral or an alternative service.
- Choosing whether you would like to be cremated or buried, often deciding on the location helps too.
- Designing your own order of service or any other funeral stationery that you would like for the service or for after.
- Deciding on the overall budget or how much you or your loved ones should spend.
- Discussing your wishes with your family.
Deciding to plan your funeral in advance is a personal one, but it is one that can have many benefits for you and your loved ones.
Gives you control
Planning your funeral in advance allows you to make all of the decisions about your own funeral service so that your loved ones don’t have to try to guess what you would have wanted. This can be a great comfort to them during an already difficult time.
Additionally, by making these arrangements in advance, you can be sure that your funeral will be carried out exactly as you wish. Planning the funeral before you or your loved ones pass can also give you some semblance of control over this difficult situation and provide some clarity too.
Gives your loved ones peace of mind
Making your funeral arrangements in advance can give your loved ones peace of mind knowing that everything has been taken care of. This can be a great comfort to them when they are grieving your loss. When it’s time for the funeral, it can then better help in the healing process of moving forward with their lives after.
If you have any specific requests for your funeral service, such as wanting to be cremated or having a certain design layout for your own order of service, making these arrangements in advance will also ensure your wishes are carried, making their lives easier.
Budget for everything
Funeral costs can add up quickly, and if your loved ones are not prepared for them, they may find themselves struggling to come up with the money to cover the expenses. By making arrangements in advance, you can pre-pay for your funeral or set aside money to help cover these costs.
At Memorial Stationery, we offer an array of designs for the perfect funeral announcement card, order of service or memory board, each one fully customisable to create your stationery exactly as you envisioned.
Budgeting for what you want for your funeral in advance can take a big financial burden off of your loved ones during an already difficult time.
Discuss your feelings with those close to you
One of the most important things to do when you are planning your funeral is to discuss your wishes with your loved ones. This can be a difficult conversation to have, but it is an important one and is easier to do while you’re still around.
By talking about your funeral plans with your family, you can help them to better understand your wishes and ensure that they are carried out after you pass away.
Funeral planning with Memorial
Making the decision to plan your funeral in advance is a personal one, but one that comes with several benefits. By making these arrangements now, you can help to ease the burden on your loved ones after you are gone. Funeral planning is an important part of life, and by taking the time to plan your funeral in advance, you can help to make this difficult time a little bit easier for those you leave behind.
If you are considering making arrangements for your own funeral in advance, you can plan all your funeral stationery needs at Memorial Stationery. With our straightforward customisable interface and pre-made designs, we offer funeral announcement cards and even bespoke order of services that you can design on your own to better reflect your unique personality and style.
Ensure all your stationery is exactly as you would have wanted it to be for your final send-off with Memorial Stationery.