What is cremation preplanning? You may have heard of an aging family member scheduling an appointment with a local funeral director to pay and plan for their own traditional funeral. 

However, you may not know that you can pre-plan for your own end-of-life – no matter the method of final disposition.

Here’s what you need to know about cremation preplanning.

What Is Cremation Preplanning?

Cremation preplanning refers to the process of making arrangements for a person’s cremation before it is needed, typically done well in advance of a person’s passing. You can preplan a dying family member’s cremation – or make your own funeral arrangements that include cremation. 

Tips for Cremation Preplanning

You may not know where to start when it comes to preplanning a cremation. We’ll walk you through the benefits and types of arrangements for end-of-life services so you can have peace of mind.

Understand the many benefits of planning one’s end-of-life services.

We understand that the concepts of cremation and death may make you uncomfortable. However, there are many benefits to taking care of one’s own end-of-life arrangements. The benefits of cremation services pre-planning include the following:

  • Ensures that your wishes are fulfilled
  • Simplifies things for your surviving family members
  • Allows you to lock in current prices on cremation costs
  • Enables you to make decisions in a pressure-free environment
  • Takes away a financial burden for your surviving family members

One little-discussed benefit of prearranged service planning is that the process encourages you to get your insurance policies and financial and legal documents in order. Many cremation providers even have their clients prepare forms that include information needed for the death certificate and obituary. 

Older woman completes end of life planning

Consider making memorial service arrangements at the same time you arrange for cremation or burial.

Do you have strong preferences regarding your funeral service? Whether you prefer traditional burial or direct cremation, you can leave behind other decisions regarding your memorial service, urn selection, and other related details. For example, you can choose the final resting place of your cremated remains. You can also decide what charity to honor with your memorial contributions. 

Shop around for the best cremation provider and best prices. 

The decision-making process is complex for grieving family members. In fact, families tend to overspend when making arrangements immediately following a loved one’s death. 

If you need assistance with prearranging a cremation service in Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery, Chester, Bucks, Lehigh, Northampton, Berks County, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Carbon, Wyoming, and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania or Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Atlantic, Salem, Cumberland, Cape May in New Jersey, contact Philadelphia Cremation Society. 

To learn more about pre-planning with Philadelphia Cremation Society, visit our website. Of course, if you need immediate assistance, contact us any time, day or night.

Key Takeaways

  • Pre-arranging allows individuals to ensure their final wishes are carried out as they desire and can also alleviate some of the burden on loved ones during a difficult time.
  • You can also make service arrangements while choosing a cremation provider.
  • Pre-planning allows you to choose the best cremation provider and save money on end-of-life expenses.