Those individuals who pre-plan can save money by locking in current prices. And, since there is more time to make correct financial decisions, you will not have to worry about your loved ones — who, of course, are stressed and rushed — overspending.
Pre-planning is an act of responsibility, an act of selflessness, and most importantly, pre-planning is an act of love. We all care for our loved ones, hoping that, even after we part, they remain satisfied and happy. If we neglect to pre-plan, these loved ones are left with an overwhelming amount of responsibilities, resulting in frustration and stress when they should be celebrating your life. And, on a similar note, during these frustrating and stressful times, your loved ones may make incorrect assumptions as to what your final wishes may have been. No one knows you better than yourself; relying on the flustered minds of your loved ones could result in an undesired portrayal of yourself. Show your compassion. Allow the ones you love to celebrate your life, and make sure they celebrate exactly how you hope they will.
Once you create a pre-plan, the funeral home can hold onto any personal letters, photos, or objects. At the time of your passing, these items can be released to your loved ones — forever preserving the memories and wisdom you have developed over a lifetime. As the author Chuck Palahniuk once said: “We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.” At Bronze Stone Group, we believe that, although your physical presence may part, the memories and wisdom of each individual should remain eternal.
Discussing final plans with a love one can be a very difficult and uncomfortable task. Discussing these same plans with a professional who is trained in the field is much more comforting and useful considering all questions can be answered. Your funeral will be planned to your liking, and your memories will be preserved as you wish.