Why Plan Ahead?

Although it may seem odd or uncomfortable to think about death, we strongly encourage you to plan ahead in prearranging funeral services. Why?

Peace of Mind - Those who have experienced the emotional strain of arranging a funeral within hours of losing a loved one often make the choice to pre-plan their own funeral. Doing so lifts the burden from their loved ones by relieving decision-making pressure at a time of grief and emotional stress. With pre-planning, there is no pressure. You can discuss ideas and plans with others in a stress-free environment over a period of time. Decisions you feel good about can be made in advance.

Personal Choice - Funeral arrangements are a deeply personal choice. By planning ahead, a ceremony will be provided in accordance with your wishes. You can make general choices or be as specific as you choose. You can find out all of the options available, determine the type of service, decide what merchandise is appropriate, select the clergy or celebrant, choose music, scriptures, readings, flowers and pallbearers right down to the smallest detail. Preplanning provides you with the time to make practical, detailed decisions that reflect your standards, lifestyle, taste and budget.

Financial Concerns - When you finalize your plan, we can advise you of the total cost. Many people find that putting the cost of a funeral away in a funeral trust will help relieve the financial burden on the family at a later date. A funeral trust will gather interest and will help guard against inflation.

Life Choices

Most of us plan ahead in life. We plan for weddings, our children’s education, family vacations and other significant expected life events. We also plan for the unexpected events of life by purchasing insurance for our homes, autos, medical needs and even for funerals.

Please call us at (323) 773-3547 to set up an appointment to discuss planning ahead with a caring professional.