Most people find it difficult to think about their own funeral. In spite of this, more and more people are realising the benefits of planning in advance. Those who choose to pre-plan understand how helpful it will be for a grieving family to know the funeral wishes of their loved one. Many know that planning their own service offers great emotional security. A pre-paid funeral or Bond also provides financial security for both them and their families. It is comforting for relatives to know the funeral reflects the loved one’s wishes.
The difference between a ‘pre-paid’ and ‘prearranged’ funeral plan
A pre-paid funeral plan is when you arrange and purchase your funeral in advance. This means that you make all the important decisions yourself, taking away the emotional and financial burden from your family.
Details of your wishes for your service are documented in a pre-paid funeral contract. This contract is a written and legal record of your pre-paid funeral. The funeral plan is a government-regulated investment scheme, ensuring your money is secure. You may choose to pay for your pre-paid funeral in one payment or by instalments. At WT Howard Funerals we can help you arrange a pre-paid funeral plan.
A prearranged funeral service is when the details of the service are arranged prior to the time of a loved one’s death, but payment is deferred until the time of service. This is often helpful when a family member is very elderly or suffering from a terminal illness. WT Howard Funerals offer this service, to give families peace of mind in knowing that all the details have been arranged.
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