For many people, their funeral is not something that is planned in advance. There are many reasons for this, one of the most prominent being that we simply often believe we have longer left to live than we actually do.
However, failing to plan the details of your own funeral can mean that the headache and the financial burden is left to your loved ones to handle at a time when they are already full of emotion and grief.
Here we will look at how you can keep down costs, avoid stress for your family and friends and get the funeral you want with a pre-paid funeral plan.
1 – Avoid Rising Costs
Funeral costs are on the rise. According to a report from Sun Life, the average cost of a basic funeral is currently upwards of £3,897 and could rise to as much as £12,794 by 2036. Further costs include memorial stones, floral tributes, press notices and catering, all of which can bump up the price even more. While some people do set aside provisions to help with the costs of the funeral, quite often there is still a shortfall left behind to cover. Investing in a funeral plan now means that the price you pay is locked in up front and that your loved ones can give you the funeral you deserve at today’s prices.
2 – Allow your loved ones to grieve properly
Losing someone is hard enough but if the burden of arranging the funeral and all the details falls on you then it can become even harder. There are so many choices to make, and pressure from friends and family to make tough decisions, and your own commitment to honour your loved one can make the time very stressful. With a funeral plan every aspect of the day is planned in advance and all the fees are taken care off according to your own wishes, which allows your loved ones to have time for themselves and properly mourn their loss.
3 – Your funeral – exactly the way you want it
Planning your own funeral in advance guarantees that you get the final say on all the decisions. You can go into as much detail as you want, choosing whether you are buried or cremated, how you are transported, what your memorial will look like, where your wake should be, what the dress code should be, what music should be played and much more. It’s your send off and by choosing a pre-paid funeral plan and discussing your wants and needs with an experienced funeral director, you can have the peace of mind that your wishes will be met. A good funeral plan will offer total security meaning that your pre-payments are held securely and cannot be used for anything other than your funeral.
Choosing a funeral plan
Funeral plans can either cover the basics of a traditional format funeral or could set out the details for a customised service to reflect a unique individual.
Here at Cravens we help our customers to avoid the rising costs of funerals by providing them with a range of affordable funeral plans. We offer a number of packages, as well as the option to create a fully individualised personal plan.
To request a free colour brochure and to chat more about options available to you (http://www.cravens-funerals.com/craven-funeral-plans/what-plans-do-craven-offer/), you can call (0151) 228 3900.