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Most Commonly Made Mistakes When Preplanning

Published: October 3, 2022
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Any event that is important in our lives, we tend to plan. This is true for weddings, birthday parties, graduations, even our family vacations. But when it comes to one of the most important events in our lives; our death and final arrangements, most people tend to put this aside and think they will simply get to it later. As directors of funeral homes in Longview, TX we understand thinking about your own death can be difficult.  

However, as difficult as it may be, preplanning your final arrangements is so important to not only ensure your wished are carried out, but also to make certain your family is taken care of when the time comes. Since this is something we don’t tend to plan often it can be tough to know even where to begin. Because of this, many people may make mistakes that can have a big impact on the planning. Keep reading to learn about some of the most commonly made mistakes so that you can avoid them.

1. Not Sharing Your Plans with Family

Although it may seem obvious to share your plans with others, many people ignore this step. They may get busy simply forget, or they may feel that as long as the papers are filed away, everything will be taken care of. Do not make this mistake.  

After you have made your arrangements make sure to inform your family of what they are as well as who they were made with. If your family lives out of town, set up a Zoom meeting online and have everyone attend.

2. Not Thinking of Others

Yes, it is true that these are your final arrangements, however, you also should consider the needs of your family. For example, you may not think a visitation service is important, but these services can help your family begin to heal as well as say goodbye and it may be exactly what your family needs at the time of your passing to help them grieve.

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3. Not Knowing and Understanding All Options

Knowing and understanding all of your options is important to ensure you preplan the perfect arrangements. Luckily, while preplanning, you should have time to look and explore different ideas and choices. One example of this is how you want to be buried. Do you want a ground burial? Perhaps you would rather have your body laid in a crypt or in a lawn cemetery.  Learning about your options beforehand can save you a lot of time and headache later.

Final Thoughts

As directors of funeral homes in Longview, TX we truly understand how preplanning your own arrangements can feel uncomfortable. However, this one act is something you can do for your family that truly shows how much you love them. Taking the time to preplan now can save you (and them) a ton of stress and headaches, as well as money later. Make sure you take the time now to preplan for your arrangements. 

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