Why Plan Ahead?

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.

Call us today at (360) 523-2489 when you’re ready to discuss your unique planning arrangements.

Benefits of Pre-Planning Your Funeral

1. Ease the burden on your family. 
If your wishes are unknown when you die, your loved ones will be faced with making difficult decisions at a very emotional time. They may not know if you wanted to be buried or cremated; an open or closed casket; or even on how much to spend. Confusion and disagreements can occur when there is no plan to follow. By pre-planning your funeral, you can save your loved ones this stress.

2. Prepaying for your funeral locks in today’s pricing.
Planning ahead enables you to prefund your funeral costs and lock them in at today’s prices. Even if you are leaving behind sufficient money, funeral expenses need to be taken care of at the time of service, potentially putting financial stress on your loved ones.

3. Your funds are protected by law.
State law requires that funeral homes place your pre-planning funds into an insurance policy or trust so that it will be available at the time of need. Those funds can only be used for your arrangements so you can be confident your wishes will be followed.

4. Your family will have the benefit of a meaningful funeral. 
A funeral is an important event for a grieving family. Psychologically, it provides a sense of closure and enables the family to begin the healing process. Families benefit emotionally and socially by celebrating the lives of their loved ones. By pre-planning your funeral, you’re giving your family a wonderful gift.

5. Your final wishes will be known. 
If you have specific preferences for how want your life to be celebrated, you can clearly outline them in your prearrangement plan. You may have a preference for burial or cremation, the music and readings at your service, or even a certain cemetery of your choice. Or, you may not want a formal ceremony at all. Whatever your wishes, they can be easily outlined in your prearrangement plan.

6.Your affairs will be in order.
Taking care of your funeral arrangements in advance is one of the most thoughtful and caring things you can do for your family. It can be very comforting to know that you have done all you can to ease their burden after you are gone.

Are You Ready to Plan Ahead?

Pre-planning funeral arrangements is a simple process. When you sit down with one of our funeral professionals, we will discuss and compile your plans, and put them on file in a safe location within our office. Planning your funeral arrangements with Funeral Alternatives of Washington means that you’ll have a knowledgeable and friendly expert to help you every step of the way.

Call us today at (360) 523-2489 when you’re ready to discuss your unique planning arrangements.