Pre-planning your final arrangements can be such a wonderful way to help your loved ones through a difficult time and ensure your final wishes are carried out. In the initial days after someone passes, it can be hard to think about all of the things that need to be done. No one wants to find themselves sitting in a funeral home talking to someone about what their loved one might have wanted, especially if they aren’t sure.
If you haven’t discussed your final arrangements with your family, you risk leaving them with a difficult decision and an unexpected expense during an emotional time. And depending on the family, debating what you may have wanted can be quite stressful when more than one family member has a strong opinion. By planning your own arrangements, however, your family can have peace of mind knowing the arrangements are just what you had hoped for.
We’ve put together a basic checklist for what you need to do to make this happen. It’s easier than you think!