What to Expect While Planning a Prepaid Funeral

One of the leading options available to clients in the funeral industry is planning a prepaid funeral. You will see advertisements for this option from various funeral homes in your area. The problem is that you may not find the advertisements to be that clear. You may not know what to expect, what is included and what you need to do to prepare for the process. Here are a few things to expect during the process of planning a prepaid funeral.

Choosing Packages

When you first begin planning a prepaid funeral, you will face the choice of different packages. The packages will offer different options based on your needs. For example, you may be offered a basic package that includes a simple service, casket and headstone. This may be fine if you have other funeral preparations in place such as a funeral plot. If you do not have a cemetery, funeral plots and related preparations planned, then you may find another more inclusive package would be best. Keep in mind, the different packages will range in price, so do consider comparing the prices to determine which will give you the best financial option and funeral option.

Small Details

You already know that you will be discussing the type of casket or urn you want. What you may not know is that you will also be choosing and discussing small details. These details include options such as the colour of casket you want, the music you want played at your funeral and whether you will have any speakers at the funeral. You may also discuss themes you would like for your funeral if you are planning a life celebration-style funeral. All of these details are noted and made part of your funeral plan and your final prepaid package.

Cost Discussion

Once you have discussed the different options available to you, narrowed down the options you want and discussed the smaller details, you will then discuss cost. You should expect to discuss payment plans, how to make changes to your prepaid funeral and how to ensure it is paid in full if something should happen to you before the final payments are made. This is also the time when you will discuss contacts for your funeral, such as who will be handling the funeral and who will be the point of contact if there are any issues you are unable to handle.

When you are ready to work through your planning for a prepaid funeral, contact your local funeral home or funeral director. They can schedule a consultation and help you work through the process to create the funeral you want. They can also discuss additional options and alternatives to your plans for you to consider.