Your Guide to Funeral Planning | 06.16.2023

Allow Your Loved Ones To Heal: Pre-plan Your Funeral

Allow Your Loved Ones To Heal: Pre-plan Your Funeral

Reviewed By: William Prout

Cross Checked By: Joshua Siegel

The Pain Of Funerals

Losing a loved one is one of the most challenging things in life. Funerals can be very emotionally overwhelming, with complex emotions like grief, guilt, and anger weighing one down. But emotional stress isn't the only thing making funerals difficult. The additional burden of honoring your wishes and making critical decisions with regard to the casket, list of invitees, choice of the funeral home, etc., can also be extremely burdensome for your loved ones. Not to forget, the rising cost of funerals causes extensive financial strain on your family as well.

What Can You Do For Your Loved Ones?

Even when you're gone and your loved ones are left behind with grief and sorrow, you want to ensure that they can focus on their grief and embark on their healing journey. Preplanning your funeral is the best way you can ensure that. Here's how:

  1. Give them time: Funerals are deeply personal. Every person needs to deal with the plethora of emotions surrounding death and funerals in their own way. By making decisions about your funeral beforehand, you ensure that your loved ones do not have to spend their time making difficult decisions regarding the funeral. With everything already decided by you, they can take this time to process all the emotions. 
  2. Peace of mind: Your loved ones want to bid you the perfect farewell. The last thing they would want is to make mistakes while arranging the funeral. However, the stress surrounding funerals can sometimes induce unintentional errors that can lead to even more guilt and remorse in your loved ones. You can avoid this from happening by preplanning your funeral beforehand. 
  3. No conflicts: Funerals are both stressful and emotional for everyone. In such circumstances, it is not unusual for families to break into disagreements regarding decisions about the funeral. These disagreements can soon turn into serious conflicts, adding to the already immense distress.
  4. Honor your wishes: Funeral planning beforehand is one of the ways to honor your wishes. This also allows your family to start healing after death, knowing that your last wishes were respected. It also gives them the closure before death that is needed to start their healing journey. 
  5. No financial burden: The increasing cost of arranging a funeral is leaving a lot of families not in a state to pay the price of saying a respectful goodbye. From flowers to caskets to funeral homes, the associated costs are rising with the rising inflation in the economy. But with funeral preplanning, you can make sure that your family doesn't have to suffer beyond the mourning. You can preplan a casket and pay for it beforehand to take the financial burden off of your loved ones. Preplanning a funeral also ensures price protection, so your family doesn't get affected by the inflation rate in the economy.

Preplanned Funeral vs. Funeral Insurance

Funeral insurance is another approach to covering funeral expenses, where a lump sum amount is paid to your family to cover funeral costs. Though that is an option, preplanning a funeral gives you better control over your end-of-life planning. To add to that, with funeral insurance, your loved ones will still have to make those difficult decisions during a tough time, causing them even more emotional toil. However, with preplanned funerals, that is avoided, and your loved ones get the much-needed time to mourn your loss.

Preplanning a funeral is easy with Titan Casket. You can choose from the 1,000 caskets we offer and pre-order a casket of your choice. You can also add customizations as per your liking. The payment can either be upfront or in installments. Once the payment is made, a pre-need agreement will be sent to you over email, which will need to be e-signed. After that is done, your wishes will be safe with us, and the casket will be shipped to your family whenever the unfortunate time comes.