Death is a topic no one likes to discuss, especially when it comes to making your own funeral arrangements. However, pre-planning your funeral can prevent your surviving family members from having to make the arrangements while struggling through grief. For over 35 years, residents in Westport, CT, have relied on the caring funeral directors at Harding Funeral Home for guidance through the stressful process of planning funeral arrangements and burial services.
Below, the compassionate funeral staff shares everything you need to know about pre-planning a funeral:
What Is Funeral Pre-Planning?
Funeral pre-planning is the process of conducting arrangements and providing the funding for your funeral. You can discuss burial options and costs with your preferred funeral director.
Why Is It Important?
In addition to ensuring that your burial and memorial are arranged based on how you want to be remembered, the pre-planning process affords you the peace of mind of knowing your family won’t have to worry about the cost and planning during their time of grief. It also allows you the opportunity to purchase an insurance policy to help fund the expenses of your funeral arrangements.
What Are the Steps I Need to Take?
The first step of funeral pre-planning is to draw up a will for the distribution of your assets. Then you will need to choose a funeral director and decide on the type of ceremony you want. Do you want a burial or a cremation? An open or a closed casket? After you finish the plans for your funeral, you can then pre-pay the expenses.
If you need help planning a funeral arrangement or cremation service, you can trust the caring funeral directors at Harding Funeral Home. Call (203) 227-3458 to schedule an appointment, or visit their website for more information about the facilities and their comprehensive list of services.