Funeral planning might not be a priority right now, but having a plan in place for your own funeral is important. With the cost of funerals increasing each year, it’s always a good idea to start thinking ahead.

What is a Prepaid Funeral Plan?

A prepaid funeral plan allows you to organise and pay for your own funeral service in advance. It helps to reduce the financial burden on your loved ones when you pass away. It is also a way of planning just how you want your own service to be. But, what are the many different benefits of taking out such a plan? Keep reading this blog post to find out.

Funerals Are Becoming More Expensive

The cost of a funeral is now more than double what it was in 2004. And, that’s before you have added all the extras such as memorial jewellery and flowers. The cost of funerals can often make people put off thinking about them, but it’s one of the certainties in life; we are going to need one at some point. And, even if you look at how much they cost at the moment, there is no way of knowing how much that cost will have increased by the time you need one. But, if you plan ahead, you can manage the cost of your own funeral by making monthly payments that ensure your loved ones will not be left with a financial burden when you pass away.

It Isn’t Just About The Money

Talking about funeral costs can often be quite scary, but one of the main reasons you take out a prepaid funeral plan is to make it easier for your family. You can make your wishes known when you take out a plan which removes a source of stress for your family. The last thing they will need will be deciding is what music you actually liked or what flowers you would like. With the finances covered and your wishes known, your family and close friends can spend more time together and celebrating your life.

You Can Personalise Your Plan

Your personal wishes can be included in any plan. To personalise your prepaid funeral, just speak to your chosen funeral director who will be more than happy to accommodate your wishes. When you are completely happy with the arrangements, they will be added to your chosen plan.

You Can Transfer the Plan to Another Family Member

Although a prepaid funeral plan is designed for your own personal use, some funeral directors (including us) let you transfer the plan and use it for the funeral a family member if you wish. Should you wish to use your prepaid plan to arrange the funeral of a family member, we will make everything as simple as we can.

Our Prepaid Funeral Plans

At S. Stibbards & Sons, we take pride in offering our local community a range of prepaid funeral plans. With a prepaid funeral plan from S. Stibbards & Sons, you choose the funeral you want and pay for the services included within the plan at today’s prices. You will have made the arrangements in advance, selected the funeral director and taken care of the funeral plan cost.

If you would like to discuss a prepaid funeral plan with S. Stibbards & Sons, please get in touch through our contact page today. Our funeral arrangers can answer any questions that you may have.


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