People always want to put off the things that they don’t want to talk about and your funeral is one of those things. We take out the various life insurance policies to protect our families in the event of our death, but for some reason we are unable to plan the day that we know is coming to all of us at some point. We all know the importance of planning and how it can make life a lot easier, but planning your own funeral seems to be a taboo subject and one which many just don’t want to talk about. Think about it like this, if you had to plan your wedding, you wouldn’t be able to do it in just a few days, so why do you expect your family to be able to plan your funeral in the same amount of time. It is incredibly selfish thing to do while they are trying to deal with the stress of your death and the least that you could do is to plan your own funeral.
If you don’t know where to start, there are a number of Sydney funeral companies that would be more than happy to take you through everything that needs to be done. You can preplan your own funeral at any time and with it comes the many advantages.
* You ease the burden on your family – If your family doesn’t know what it is that you want when you die, it will be up to them to make the many difficult decisions at the time when they might just not be up to it. They might not know if you want to be buried or cremated or whether or not you want an open or closed casket. These are big decisions that need to be made and it would be much better if you made the plans beforehand. Your funeral director can perform many duties and if you plan now, then your family won’t have to do anything.
* The financial responsibility is yours – Many of these funeral plans allow you to start to pay today for the expense of your funeral and this helps to spread the costs out over a considerable amount of time. The benefits to planning and paying now, is a funeral may be a lot more expensive 15 or 20 years from now. Your family might not also have the necessary finances in place to pay for your funeral and they might have to take out a loan. This is pressure that you do not want to be putting on your loved ones and so planning now and paying now, is one of the kindest things that you can do.
* Your final wishes – All of these can be put into place because you are planning your final day yourself. If you have specific preference with regard to what they will do with your remains or what kind of burial service that you would like to have, and tell your funeral director now. For more information about planning a funeral, please have a look here.
Do the responsible thing and start to plan for your own funeral today. You plan for everything else in your life, so why not this.