Prearranging your funeral is a gift you give your loved ones. It allows them to concentrate on remembering and healing instead of making decisions at a time they will be under great stress.
It can be as simple as choosing your funeral home, service type, casket and vault (if needed). Alternatively, you may complete the arrangements by choosing the church readings and music, flowers you prefer, prayer card verse, funeral luncheon location, and supplying obituary notice information.
If the funeral is prearranged, your family can focus on the special things they would like to do at the visitation or funeral ceremony to personalize it for you rather than worrying "Did I choose the right casket?" The pre-arrangement may also be paid for in advance to reduce financial stress at the time of death. The prepayment is established in a funeral trust in either a bank/credit union or insurance policy.
This pre-arrangement form will help with some of your decisions.