Pre-planning funeral services requires making several decisions, but with
the help of a funeral home, the process doesn’t have to be complicated.
Funeral pre-planning is one of the biggest gifts you can give your loved ones, since it saves
them from the pressure of planning a funeral while they are overwhelmed
by coping with losing you. If you decide to pre-plan your funeral, here
is a look at what you can expect.
To get started with the pre-planning process, it can help to gather some
basic information. Start by making a list of people who should be informed
when you pass away. Next, put information together for your obituary.
You don’t have to write the obituary, but you consider jotting down
some of the information you would like to have included, as well as basic
facts about you that your loved ones may need for the obituary, such as
where you went to school. Not only will this information be helpful to
your loved ones, but it will also get you in the right frame of mind to
complete other parts of your funeral planning process.
Picking Your Service
Planning your funeral service lets your family focus on supporting each
other instead of trying to guess what you would want and worrying that
they are not honoring your wishes. Decide if you want to have a religious,
fraternal, or non-denominational service. Choose readings and music that
you would like to include and nominate people to take part in different
facets of the service. Determine if you prefer cremation or burial and
what kind of internment you want. Specifying the urn or casket type you
want can also help your family.
There are many things that need to be done after someone passes away,
so delegate tasks to different family members. It can be helpful to assign
power of attorney to someone and give loved ones responsibilities like
canceling utilities and settling outstanding bills.
Valley of the Temples will walk you through the entire process of funeral
pre-planning in Oahu, HI, so you can give your family the peace of mind
they deserve. To start the process, call us at (808) 239-8811.