The loss of a loved one is a difficult time. It doesn’t matter whether the loss is sudden or expected, as is the case with terminal illness. It’s stressful enough for the family of the loved one to get affairs in order and deal with the emotional grief at the same time. For this very reason, many people choose to pre-plan their funerals. The purpose is to take as much stress and burden off of their loved ones as possible.
Why Choose to Pre-plan Your Funeral?
There are benefits to a pre-planned funeral. The most obvious one is relieving loved ones of the financial burden. The costs have already been taken care of. Another benefit is in the comfort that family members feel in knowing that they are carrying out the wishes that the loved one has specifically made for them. In this way, there is no guesswork as to what the loved one would have wanted.
What is Involved When Preplanning a Funeral?
When preplanning a funeral, one can choose what kind of service they would like, whether it be traditional, alternative, or an eco-friendly funeral service. The choice to be cremated or buried will be made at this time. If the choice is to be buried, the client is able to choose from a variety of coffins to fit their final wishes. One may choose from a variety of traditional coffins or from a variety of eco-friendly coffins. Traditional coffins are made of solid wood from a material of the client’s choosing. The coffin can be finished and embellished in any way one wishes. Eco friendly coffins are typically made from sustainable materials such as bamboo or willow.
Cardboard coffins are also an eco-friendly option in which family and friends are free to decorate the coffin however they see fit to best preserve and honour the memory of their loved one. One may also choose how he or she would like the family to receive tributes and donations. Maybe instead of the traditional route of flowers and such, they would like donations made to their favourite charity or an organisation that is near and dear to their heart.
Funeral pricing varies depending on the options chosen by the deceased or family and friends. If I plan my funeral in Newport, I am able to choose payment plans. This is important for those who do not wish to, or are not able to, pay for an entire funeral out of pocket, but still wish to have a pre-planned funeral. The professionals understand the sensitive nature of the situation and are happy to work with you to create a payment plan that works for you. The professionals are happy to consult with you about your final wishes.