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Why Plan Ahead



Why Plan Ahead

Making funeral plans in advance is one of the best gifts for your loved ones. It helps to ensure that your final wishes are fulfilled, and allows for funds to be set aside, minimizing the financial burden for the family. 

We would be honored to help pre-plan this important event. Use the pre-planning checklist to help you begin the process, and design a special, unique service that reflects and celebrates the amazing life that was lived. 

There are many reasons why planning ahead is a wise decision when it comes to funeral services. By arranging your funeral in advance, you can ensure that your family doesn't have to make any difficult decisions during a time of grief and mourning. You can also take care of all the arrangements yourself, ensuring that your funeral is exactly the way you want it.


When you plan your funeral arrangements, you can choose the type of service, the location, the casket, the funeral home, and more. This gives you complete control over how you are remembered after death. If you have specific ideas about what you want your funeral to be like, planning ahead is the best way to make sure they are carried out.


If you don't plan ahead funeral services, your next of kin will have to make all the arrangements for you. This can be an overwhelming responsibility during a very difficult time, which is why it's better to plan funeral arrangements in advance.



Why Planning is important to Your Funeral

If you are against planning funeral services ahead of time because you would like your family to still be able to carry out wishes that haven't been stated, there isn't much else you will be able to do after death besides leave instructions in a will or trust. Even if funeral pre planning sounds good to you now, most people don't know what they want until after something tragic happens and they put their funeral arrangements together quickly with assistance from funeral directors who are trying everything they can just to get by.


It is hard to make decisions when you are in emotional pain, and your family is going to be under a lot of stress as well. Having funeral pre planning in place relieves some of that pressure, and funeral homes are more than happy to work with you to create a funeral service that honors your life in the way you want.



Funeral Arrangements

Making funeral arrangements in advance is important for a number of reasons. First, it allows you to make your own decisions about the funeral, instead of leaving it up to your loved ones. They will already have enough to deal with after your death. Second, funeral pre planning can save your family money. By arranging for services ahead of time, you may be able to take advantage of funeral discounts. Finally, funeral pre planning gives your family a sense of peace and security, knowing that everything has been taken care of according to your wishes.


When you are ready to start funeral pre planning, the best place to start is by talking with your family. Discuss what type of funeral you would like, whether you want a burial or cremation, and what kind of funeral ceremony you would like to have, whether it is a funeral with a view or funeral procession. Next, decide where you would like to have your funeral services and funeral rites. Finally, select who you would like to carry out the funeral services for you.



Choose our Funeral services for your Funeral Pre-Planning

When planning ahead funeral services that are beautiful and memorable, let one of our funeral directors guide you through the process from start to finish. The best way to begin planning your funeral arrangements is by contacting us today.


Our skilled funeral directors will help create a memorial service that celebrates your life in a meaningful way while giving comfort and support to those left behind. We offer planning funerals, cremation pre planning, graveside, life celebrations, and more. Planning ahead funeral services can help ease the burden on your loved ones when they need to make a decision at the time of your passing. Let us guide you through this difficult time.


Planning your funeral arrangements in advance ensures that your family and friends avoid stress and confusion at the time of your passing. Creating your funeral arrangements ahead of time provides you with peace of mind knowing your wishes will be taken care of, allowing you to continue living your life to the fullest.


In order to plan ahead funeral services, contact us today so we may support you through this difficult step. We understand being caught unprepared during the funeral planning process can be overwhelming, which is why we are here to help take care of your funeral arrangements.



Here are the Benefits of planning ahead

  1. Funeral homes provide a variety of services, such as cremation, burials, life celebrations and more.
  2. The cost of funeral expenses can be expensive but pre-planning reduces the amount to pay.
  3. Pre-planning allows you to select your desired service and customize it according to your needs.
  4. Pre-planning helps the family with making decisions about what they want for their loved one's final arrangements.
  5. Friends and relatives will not need to worry about how much money is needed because all costs are already taken care of.
  6. You have the peace of mind knowing that everything has been planned out in advance so there won't be any surprises when it comes time for funerals.


It is Easy

Fill out a form or meet with a member of our staff to put your plan in place. Anyone can create a plan, at any stage in their life, and you always can make changes if you wish.



You Decide

Preplanning lets you create your own unique life celebration. Including your family in the planning process can help them feel connected to you both in life and in death, knowing that your arrangements reflect your desires.



Relieve Your Family’s Burden

Preplanning relieves your family of that burden and gives them more time and energy to focus on healing and remembrance.



Trust or Burial Life Insurance

Walnut Lawn Funral Home can provide both pre-need trust and burial insurance plans to safely protect your money for when the time comes. We can also help protect assests for a burial policy when faced with "spend down" for Medicaid eligibility for both whole life insurance policy and/or cash assets.



Trust or Burial Life Insurance

Walnut Lawn Funeral Home offers trust or burial life insurance to protect your asset.


What If I Move?

We keep a record of your preplanned arrangements and any prepayments, and they’re easily transferable to any funeral home in the United States.



Where Do I Start?

First, check out our preplanning checklist to help you consider all your possibilities. Then you can preplan online using our form to create your personalized arrangements or you can schedule a time to meet with our staff to discuss your options and make a plan.



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