Yes. Pre-planning your funeral relieves your loved ones from the burden of having to make difficult decisions at an emotional and stressful time. It also lets you share your feelings and wishes about various aspects of your funeral service and what you would like to happen with your remains. Pre-planning is an easy way to record your personal wishes and minimize the numerous details that need to be attended to at the time of a death.
Pre-paying, on the other hand, may or may not be your best move. Funeral homes typically like you to pre-pay for two reasons: it locks you in (sort of) and they make a great commission. If you’re thinking of pre-paying, ask us about our “no commission policy”. It means that you get half and a local charity gets the other half!