|There are a number of reasons why pre-arranging is an idea which can be advantageous.
First of all, pre-arrangement answers many, important questions survivors have at the time of death about what the deceased would have wanted. The recorded preferences of the deceased give survivors the assurance in time of loss that the funeral is one which complements the life of the decedent and also meets the needs of the survivors.
Pre-arrangement. also takes the burden of decision off survivors at a time of grief, when reason is clouded and the most sincere desire to create a fitting tribute can result in emotional overspending. With the pre-set plans as a guide, survivors can memorialize he decedent in a way. that reflects their memories without unreasonable expense.
Pre-financing has the added advantage of setting funds aside which will usually accrue, valuable interest over the years. This interest will help offset the cost of the funeral when death does occur; and ease the financial burden that can beset unprepared families at a time of loss