4 Reasons to Preplan Your Funeral

By: Matthew Funeral Home
Monday, August 5, 2019


Preplanning your funeral is the best way to ensure that your funerary wishes are met, and that the burden of hastily planning a funeral is taken off the shoulders of your mourning family in the event of your passing. Like creating a Will, many people see preplanning a funeral as a morbid act. But in reality, preplanning a funeral can be comforting to those who do it. You are taking the responsibility of your funeral off of those who will likely be devastated by your passing. 

Making Your Wishes Clear

Odds are, you have already thought about what you would want your funeral to be like. Most people have an idea of whether they want to be buried or cremated, at the very least. You may prefer to have a large funeral, or a small traditional one. You may want to ensure that there are some religious traditions followed. You may simply want to simply make sure that your wake takes place at a certain funeral home. Preplanning your funeral allows you to be in control of those details.

Saving Money for Your Family

Without funeral plans, families often have to deal with the burden of the cost of the funeral, in addition to being saddled with grief; and sometimes the loss of an income. Preplanning a funeral allows you to prepay for the funeral arrangements over time, allowing you to reduce this burden, or even remove it entirely.

Reducing Family Tensions

The death of a loved one can be an incredibly difficult time for families. Some families might argue over the funeral wishes of a loved one after they pass. When grief is thrown into the mix of family disagreements, it can often lead to strained relationships. With a pre-planned funeral, your wishes are laid out, so that there is no need for your family to argue. 

Personalizing Your Service

Personal touches can make all the difference in a memorable funeral service. When you pre-plan your service, you get to make decisions about the details that can make your service more personalized. Some people decide to leave a message to be read by a family member during the eulogy. They may request that a certain song be played at the service. By personalizing your service during your pre-planning, you can leave a proper final message for your loved ones.

For almost 50 years, Matthew Funeral Home has been serving the Staten Island community. We can help with almost every aspect of your loved one’s memorial service. Our family is here to serve yours, every step of the way.

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