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Pre-Arrangements

When it comes to your final arrangements, shouldn't you make the decisions? The arrangements you make will reflect your exact wishes and desires. Pre-arranging your own funeral service will help to ease the burden of your loved ones. It will also alleviate any questions, problems or differences, which can occur among family members.

A prepayment is an option that you can avail of when you prearrange your funeral. It will protect you from the rising cost of prices, and it will not be a financial burden on your loved ones. When you plan ahead you know that your wishes will be fulfilled.

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Common Mistakes to Avoid When You Prearrange your Funeral

When prearranging your funeral, it is important to avoid making common mistakes. By planning ahead and making informed decisions, you can help ensure that your loved ones are taken care of after you're gone. In this article, we will discuss some of the most common mistakes people make when preplanning their funerals. We'll also provide tips for how to avoid them.


What are funeral prearrangements?

Prearranging your funeral simply means taking the time to plan and pay for your funeral in advance. This can be done through a funeral pre-planning service or by working directly with a funeral home. By pre-arranging your funeral, you can make sure that your final wishes are carried out exactly how you want them. You'll also be able to save your loved ones the stress of having to make these decisions on their own.


Should you prepay your funeral expenses?

Although buying a prepaid funeral plan from a funeral home seems like a good idea, the truth is that there are more cost-effective alternatives to pay for your burial expenses. For example, you could set up a pre-need funeral trust or life insurance policy that will pay for your funeral expenses when the time comes.


What should I include in my funeral prearrangement?

Your prearrangement doesn't need to be complicated - in fact, it can be as simple as deciding which type of service you want, and what type of casket or urn you'd like. You may also want to include specific music, readings, or other personal touches.


Common mistakes people make when rearranging a funeral


Mistake #1: Deciding on an arrangement based on prices

It's important to remember that you're prearranging your funeral, not someone else's. You should choose an arrangement that reflects your personality and lifestyle, not simply the cheapest option. Although price is important, it should not be the basis for your decision. It is best to compare many plans so you can get the best bang for your buck. You only die once, better make it memorable.

Mistake #2: Not including all the important details

One of the most common mistakes people make when prearranging their funeral is not including all of the important details. When you prearrange your funeral or cremation service, it's important to be as specific as possible about your wishes. This includes things like what kind of service you want, what music you want to be played, what you want to be buried in, and any other special requests you may have.

If you don't include all the important details, your loved ones will have to make a lot of decisions on your behalf - and they may not make the decisions that you would have wanted them to make.

Mistake #3: Not involving the family in the process

Your loved ones will likely be responsible for carrying out your wishes after you die. It's important to involve them in the pre-planning process so that they know exactly what you want and how to make it happen. If you don't involve your family, they may not be able to fulfill your wishes or even know what they are.



Mistake #4: Not prepaying for your funeral

Pre-paying for your funeral is one of the best ways to ensure that your wishes are carried out. When you prepay, you lock in the current price of funeral services and products. This can save your loved ones a lot of money down the road. It also ensures that your funeral is paid for upfront, so there's one less thing for your family to worry about during a difficult time.

Mistake #5: Not writing down your funeral wishes

Not everyone wants to talk about death, prearranging your funeral is one of the best ways to ensure that your loved ones know exactly what you want. Without written instructions, they may not be able to fulfill your wishes or even know what they are. It's important to be as specific as possible when pre-arranging your funeral, including things like which funeral home you want to use, what type of service you want, and who you would like to speak at your memorial.

Mistake #6: Delaying the inevitable

People have a habit of waiting too long. When you're well and can make judgments with a clear, rational mind, it's the greatest time to start preplanning. When illness strikes, we typically avoid discussing death or lack the energy or time to make plans. Furthermore, the entire planning process is shrouded in grief. When you're young and powerful, you may make decisions without fear of regret since you have a long life ahead of you to enjoy. Because none of us knows what the future contains, it's a smart idea to start planning today, regardless of your age or stage in life.

Mistake #7: Not pre arranging at all

Many people avoid prearranging their funeral because they don't want to think about death. However, pre-arranging your funeral can actually be a way of celebrating life. It's an opportunity to reflect on your life and what you've accomplished, and to share your wishes with your loved ones. If you don't prearrange difficulties, your loved ones will have to make decisions during a time of grief and stress.

By taking the time to pre-arrange your funeral, you can avoid many of the common mistakes that people make. By doing so, you can ensure that your funeral is a celebration of your life and not a source of stress for your loved ones. Get in touch with Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Homes by calling 440-357-7514 and prearrange your funeral.

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