You can take your time creating the arrangements that best suit you. Pre-planning only requires one brief meeting with a member of our staff where we’ll walk you through all you need to know and help you make your choices. Not interested in a meeting? You can also fill out one simple form and send it in. We’ll keep your wishes on record with us. Anyone can pre-plan at any time, and you can always make changes at a later date.
Creating your own unique life celebration allows you to make sure that your wishes and desires are respected upon your passing. However you decide to be memorialized, pre-planning and preparation gives you control over the personal decisions that must be made when a person moves on from this life. Planning can be meaningful for your family, as well, if you choose to include them in the process. It can help them to feel connected to you both in life and in death, knowing that your arrangements reflect exactly what you envisioned them to be.
When a loved one passes, the family faces an overwhelming number of tasks and decisions, all while struggling through grief and a range of difficult emotions. By taking care of your arrangements before the time of need, you’re relieving them of that burden and giving them more time and energy to focus on healing and remembrance. They won’t have to ask themselves, “Am I making the right choices?” and can instead focus on what matters: saying goodbye and celebrating your life journey with those who cared about you most.
While pre-funding your funeral is certainly not required in order to pre-plan, pre-payment means that your funds will be set aside and protected against inflation and unforeseen increases in cost. Your family won’t have to worry about payment, and can enjoy peace of mind knowing that everything has been taken care of. We’d be happy to provide you with more information and help you arrange for pre-funding of your services.
Once you create your pre-plan with us, we store it in our files as a record of your final wishes and decisions. Your plan is easily transferable to any funeral home in the United States, so it can be used wherever you might choose to relocate. No matter where you live at the time of your passing, or which funeral home’s services you decide to use, we’ll make sure that your plan follows you there.
Begin by reviewing our Pre-Planning Checklist. This will help you consider your possibilities and gather information you’ll need. Then, contact one of our chapels to set a meeting that fits your schedule, and we’ll answer questions and help you design your plan in person. Or, you can use our Pre-Planning Form to begin personalizing your arrangements on your own. Sending this form to us ensures your wishes are recorded, and we can contact you if more information is needed.