Preparing for Your Own Funeral

By: Matthew Funeral Home
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Preparing for Your Own Funeral

Planning ahead for your funeral can take stress off of your family when your time comes. Making the proper preparations with a funeral home will allow you to ensure that you make the decisions for your service, while also removing the stress of planning a funeral at the last minute from your family.
It is important to know that planning for the inevitable is smart. People avoid their funeral planning as well as the drawing of wills because they feel that it is morbid. But planning for the future, whether it is far off or not, is something that you should do; for your family as well as yourself.
The first step in the planning process is meet with a funeral director. There are a lot of decisions to make, and it is important to consider your options. Your funeral director can help you make choices and organize your plans. Leaving your funerary wishes in your will is not advised. In most cases, a will is read after the funeral. You should create a separate legal document for your funeral requests.
Funeral costs can be a burden on your family after your passing. Part of planning ahead is taking the proper steps toward taking care of those costs beforehand. Planning ahead will allow you to set the budget that you are alright with spending for your funeral.
Planning your funeral also allows you to have more of a say in the customs or religious rites performed. If you are a part of a group or society that has specific ceremonies for a wake or funeral, you can plan ahead for those customs.
For almost 50 years, Matthew Funeral Home has been serving the Staten Island community. We can help with almost every aspect of you or your loved one’s memorial service. Our family is here to serve yours.

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