We plan for many important milestones in our lives. But somehow, the one event that will affect the people we love the most often goes unconsidered. When you leave your funeral plans in the hands of the ones you love, they must postpone their grieving process to focus on the many painful decisions they will have to make for your funeral.
But when you pre-plan your own funeral arrangements, you give your family the gift of a funeral service that reflects your wishes and frees them from the burden of planning. Your funeral should be a source of comfort for your family, not conflict. Pre-planning assures that comfort.
Why Should I Pre-Plan My Own Funeral Arrangements?
When you don’t pre-plan, the burden of planning and paying for a funeral falls to your family. When the time comes, your family will have to make decisions that are almost guaranteed to intensify their emotional distress. Funeral preplanning frees your family from potential conflicts over what should be done, including how much to spend. Most importantly, you’ll ensure that your final goodbye is carried out according to your wishes.
How Do I Get Started With Pre-Planning?
Making the decision to pre-plan your funeral service is the most important step. We recommend involving close family or friends in this decision. While your funeral should reflect your life and personality, they will be the ones to experience it, and their needs should be kept in mind.
The next step is to meet with one of our funeral directors. There are a number of options we will go over, including:
Choosing a traditional funeral service, including a viewing or wake and graveside service, or a service that’s more informal, like a celebration of life.
Deciding how you’d like to personalize your funeral service, including choosing the music, and who you’d like to give your eulogy.
What If I’m Not Sure What Kind of Service I Want?
Funeral preplanning can feel overwhelming. You don’t have to know the answer to every question right away. We will help guide you through your options and answer any questions you might have. We understand that this might be a difficult process, and we are here to support you through this time. Having served the Denver area for generations, we are highly experienced and attuned to all kinds of personal matters—religious, financial, family dynamics, and more. We are here to offer our knowledge and experience to guide you.
To help get you started, we invite you to set up a free appointment with one of our funeral directors to go over our Pre-Planning Kit