Many people are now opting to preplan their funerals in order to reduce the costs and the decisions that their loved ones will have to make once they die. However, some of those who preplan their funerals may forget to include some important details in their plans. This article discusses some of those personal details that you should remember to include as you preplan your funeral service.
People Not Known to the Family
Many people have friends and associates that they hold dear. However, those friends and associates may not be known to someone's family due to several factors, such as the distant locations where those friends live. Such people may therefore end up missing to attend your funeral because your family members did not know their importance to you. Include a list of the contacts of those individuals in your funeral preplan. It will then be possible for your family members to notify them so that they can attend your funeral service.
Your Preferred Funeral Service Readings
It is also good for you to specify the readings that you would like to be delivered during your funeral service. This may be particularly important if one or some of those readings may not be the normal readings that are delivered during funeral services by your religious affiliation.
Who Will Eulogise You
You should also select the individuals that you would like to deliver eulogies during your funeral service. This can help the family to be spared from the responsibility of trying to imagine what kind of eulogies you would have wanted at your funeral service. The people that you select are likely to know what exactly you would have wanted them to say at your funeral service.
Donations to Cherished Causes
Many people have charities that they strongly support in their lifetime. It may therefore be necessary for a donation to be made to such a charity during the funeral service. This donation can serve as a lasting reminder of how close that charity was to your heart while you lived. Name that charity in case you would like such a donation to be made.
Some people may not mind who serves as a pallbearer during their funeral service. In such a case, anyone, including staff from a funeral home, can be a pallbearer. However, others are specific about who should be a pallbearer during their funeral service. Name your preferred pallbearers so that your wish will be honoured during your funeral service.
Don't think that it will be selfish of you to specify those personal details. Your choices are likely to comfort your family and friends because they will be sure that the funeral service was conducted exactly as you would have loved it to be conducted. Talk to the staff at a funeral home so that they help you to work out all the other details, such as the location, of the funeral service that you would wish to have.