Many people don’t think about planning a funeral until a need arises. Unfortunately, the death of a loved one is stressful, which makes planning a funeral difficult. When you plan for a funeral ahead of time, you lift a burden from your family members, alleviating stress and making a difficult time easier.

Preplanning your own funeral helps ensure that your final wishes are known and your life is celebrated the way you want it to be. Your loved ones will never have to wonder if they made the right decisions or made the choices you would have made.

Preplanning also lets you incorporate your personality into your memorial service. The work or hobbies you’ve loved, the milestones you celebrated and even mementos that are important to you can be integrated so that your service is truly a celebration of you and all the things that made your life unique. You can also choose your own music and readings as well as special touches such as a dove release or a DVD tribute.

In addition to relieving stress at an already difficult time, you can save your family money by preplanning. You can lock in today’s prices for an event that may not take place for years. This means your loved ones won’t have to worry about inflation or how they will pay for your final expenses. They’ll have the peace of mind that comes with knowing you handled everything ahead of time, and they’ll know it’s all going according to your plan.

At Chapel of the Chimes Oakland, we’re experts in preplanning. Visit our website to request a preplanning kit so you can talk to your family about this important issue. You can also stop by to meet our caring and compassionate team and learn about all we have to offer, or call (510) 379-5200 today.