When is the best time to plan a funeral? Ironically, the answer is anytime except when it’s time for the funeral. There are many advantages of making funeral pre-arrangements. A funeral is an extremely special, meaningful event. You wouldn’t plan a wedding in just a few days, would you? At Collier Trenerry, we believe that it’s wise to make your funeral arrangements in advance. Here’s why.
Pre-planning eases the burden on your family
If your family doesn’t know your wishes, they will have to make difficult decisions at a tough time. If they know your wishes regarding burial vs. cremation, whether you’d like your casket open or closed, how much money to spend, and so on, their job will be much easier, leaving them free to grieve and celebrate your life together.
Pre-planning eliminates the financial burden for your family
Pre-planning gives you the opportunity to make the necessary financial arrangements for your funeral. Even if you are leaving plenty of money behind, it’s possible that your family may have trouble accessing it quickly enough. Funeral pre-planning takes this worry away from them. You’ll also pay a set price for your funeral, and your family will encounter no additional fees unless they require additional items that are not included on the contract.
Pre-planning gives your family the opportunity to experience a meaningful funeral
A funeral is important for a grieving family. It gives them the emotional closure they need and enables them to begin healing. Your family members will benefit socially and psychologically by honouring your life with a meaningful ceremony. If they must scramble to plan your funeral in a short time, they may not be able to make it the best it can be.
Pre-planning so your family can carry out your final wishes
You may have specific preferences for your funeral and the disposition of your remains. Funeral pre-arrangements give you the chance to express them clearly. For example, you may prefer burial over cremation, a specific epitaph on your headstone, or specific readings or music at the service. Making funeral arrangements ahead of time allows you to communicate these preferences to your family.
Funeral planning with Collier Trenerry
If you’re ready to talk about funeral planning, contact Collier Trenerry today. We can help you create the ceremony you want regardless of your cultural background or religious beliefs. We focus on preserving the dignity of you or your loved one and putting together a meaningful service as a positive healing experience.
Since 1919, we have been providing NSW with a knowledgeable, well-trained staff and warm, professional service. Our funeral home is a one-stop shop for choosing a chapel, design and print, celebrant, colour choice of the hearse, and more. We also offer unique options such as horse-drawn vehicles for families who want a different experience to help them remember and honour their loved ones. For a 24-hour, seven-day service and help planning precisely the funeral you want, contact Collier Trenerry today. Call, email, or walk in to arrange a booking and establish your funeral pre-arrangements.