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Funerals Are For Grieving, Not Stressing

Funeral planning has a reputation for being stressful. This reputation is not entirely unearned—planning a funeral involves making many difficult decisions while grieving. Sometimes it’s hard to know what our loved one would have wanted. This often means that funeral planning becomes a source of conflict, rather than a source of comfort.

It doesn’t have to be this way. When you pre-plan your own funeral arrangements, you make sure that your funeral isn’t a source of stress for your family. Funerals should be an opportunity for a community to come together to mourn as one, and find the way forward after loss. Your family deserves a healthy grieving process. Pre-planning can help.

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How Will Pre-Planning My Funeral Services Help My Family Avoid Stress?

When you pre-plan your own funeral arrangements, you give your family the gift of a stress-free mourning period by making sure they don’t have to make any difficult decisions. They won’t have to wonder if you would have wanted burial or cremation, or if you wanted a religious or secular service. You will have already made those decisions. All they will have to do is call the funeral home when the time comes.

Additionally, when you pre-pay, your family won’t be burdened by financial stress. Pre-paying means that you lock in the current price of any prepaid items, so that even if funeral costs rise in the future, your family won’t have to suddenly cover any additional costs. They can take comfort in knowing that you were thinking of them, even in this sensitive time.

Can Pre-Planning My Own Funeral Arrangements Help The Grieving Process?

The grieving process is different for everybody. For some, grief will be an immediate experience, while for others, grief might appear slowly over time. However, no matter what the grieving journey looks like, a funeral is a meaningful outlet for emotions, and a vital opportunity to accept the reality of loss, and heal through the power of community.

If you don’t pre-plan, your family won’t have the opportunity to grieve without distraction because they will be busy making funeral arrangements. They will have to push their emotions aside to be able to make all the necessary decisions. Their grieving process will be delayed, and those emotions might suddenly and painfully appear after the funeral is over, when they are alone. Pre-planning helps avoid this situation. They will be able to grieve freely, and the funeral will be a source of solace rather than a burden.

How Do I Get Started With Pre-Planning?

Planning your own funeral services might seem intimidating at first. That’s why we’re here to help. Bean Funeral Homes and Crematory has helped countless people pre-plan, and we’re here to make this process as easy as possible. We’ll guide you through all the decisions you will have to make, and help you make your funeral your own. We believe personalization is an important part of pre-planning. We want your funeral to reflect your personality and unique life experience.

We recommend asking a close family member or friend to assist with your pre-planning journey. Not only will they be a source of comfort, but they also might have good ideas that you wouldn’t have thought of otherwise. Additionally, they can act as a reminder that it is your family and friends who will actually experience your funeral. Their needs should be taken into consideration as you plan.

It’s never too late, and you’re never too young, to consider pre-planning. The expert and compassionate staff at Bean Funeral Homes and Crematory is here to help the Shillington, Sinking Spring, Reading, and Exeter Township, Pennsylvania communities through the pre-planning process. If you’d like to know more about pre-planning, we are always here to answer any questions. Call us any time at 1-610-376-1129.

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