Funeral Pre-Planning: Draft The Epilogue Of Your Life

Updated on December 24, 2020

Even the thought of losing someone close to us is indeed unbearable. In fact, for some, it’s a total nightmare. And on top of that, if you are responsible for planning for a funeral, it might get all overbearing. 

Isn’t it? Now you can understand all the roller coaster of emotions that goes into planning a funeral. So, would you like anyone else to feel the same way when it happens to you? 

Definitely ‘No!’ While your loved ones are still going through the emotional trauma of losing you, you won’t like to burden them with your funeral planning. So, what can you do to save your loved ones from the last-minute stress of planning your funeral? 

The answer is simple. You can pre-plan your funeral. But how can you do that? Keep reading to know more. 

Do you want to be cremated, or do you wish to donate your body?

It is the biggest decision of your life that you have to take while pre-planning. If you want to donate your body, you can register with the state’s donor registry or contact body donation programs. 

However, if you want to get cremated, you can decide what to do with the cremated remains. You can either give it to your loved one as the last memory to be stored in an urn. Or you can choose to scatter the ashes. You can also decide if you want to have a traditional service followed by the funeral or a memorial service after the cremation process is completed. 

You can let your family know your decision through your will or a letter. 

Find a trustable funeral home service

After you have decided about- ‘how you want to say your last good-bye,’ you should find a funeral home service. You must choose a trustable service such as mortuary los angeles or any other local funeral homes. Remember to select the service providers who understand your customs and traditions.

Select the payment method

The next step in planning is to select the payment method. Generally, most funeral homes accept the payment in cash, check, or through cards. You can also make a prepayment of the products or services you want to use at your funeral. 

That’s not all! You can also pay for everything in advance to reduce the financial burden on your family. 

Personalize your funeral 

Add the elements that’ll make it feel like you are here with them. You can do that by:

  • Selecting the flower arrangement of your choice.
  • Choosing your favorite music.
  • Prepare a guest list that you would love to be present at your funeral.

These little things will help in drafting your epilogue of life on a peaceful note. 

The last words, 

‘Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that, and all will be well.’

By embracing the fact that you’ll die one day and making arrangements for the same, you’ll show your family how much you care about them. This way, they can recall the best memories of you without getting burdened with profused emotions and funeral work. 


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