Funeral Planning Mistakes to Avoid
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At McDougal Funeral Homes, we know that many people prefer to plan their own funeral arrangements well in advance. Our funeral planning experts can help you and your loved ones lay out a comfortable, appropriate plan for when the day of your passing comes.
Without the help of funeral home experts, there are the occasional mistake that we see made in basic funeral pre-planning. Here are several of these common errors, and how you can avoid them.
Waiting for Illness
In many cases, people don’t get ahead of any funeral planning until they’ve already gotten sick with a potential life-threatening illness. This is unadvisable for several reasons: Firstly, there’s no guarantee that you’ll have a significant period of illness before passing on, and secondly there will be a number of other concerns that arise once you become ill. Pre-planning the funeral before these kinds of issues have come up is the smart way to go, and will help ease the pressure on your family during a period when there will be lots of stressors.
Not Asking Questions
Many parts of the funeral planning process are important decisions, and you shouldn’t feel bad about asking questions in areas that you’re unsure on. If that’s what it takes to ensure your wishes are carried out, it’s your right.
It’s important to plan with a professional, but it’s equally important to keep an open line of communication with family members. This will help keep them abreast of the things you’re planning for your funeral, so they’re on the same page when the time comes.
Communicating your funeral desires, whether it’s cremation, burial or a visitation option, is vital, and this is what professionals are here for. This ensures that no last-minute decisions have to be made.
You’re obviously going to search for a funeral plan that fits your budget, and pre-planning is a great way to ensure that price isn’t complicating things. It ensures that emotional over-spending won’t take place, and that all price-related areas are covered in advance.
Interested in learning more about funeral planning, or about our funeral arrangements? Speak to the discreet staff at McDougal Funeral Homes today.