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Pre-Planning

The Benefits of Pre-Planning

Do you want a traditional funeral or simple memorial service? Burial or cremation? In addition, you can choose to personalize specific items such as people to notify, location, readings or favorite songs, flowers, clothing, and anything else that is important to you.

  • Make your wishes known

    Your family and friends don’t have to guess what you want when you share your thoughts with them. And, by putting it in writing, you can be sure you’ll get the service you have planned for.

    Preplanning can also help you determine exactly how much you should spend on all the specific events of your life that you would like honored and remembered.

  • Personalize Your Service

    Create a positive celebration? With preplanning, those close to you will know what you would like highlighted about the life you’ve lived, so they can commemorate the "real you."

  • Be Satisfied, Knowing you have relieved an Emotional Burden for Your Family

    Planning a special service after losing a loved one is never easy. It’s already a highly emotional time, and when they don’t know your final wishes, brings added stress to those you love.

How do you pre-plan?

Our Funeral Planning Professional can help you make these important decisions. We will work with you to make sure your funeral service is everything you would like it to be, and will review a program for you – with no cost or obligation.

  • Collect Personal Information

    This includes gathering all the facts that you will want people to remembers: your biographical information, career, hobbies, family and friends. You can include any other special interest you have to help make your service even more meaningful for those who attend.

  • Make Arrangements

    When ready, you can sit down with one of Metropolitan Funeral Service’s planning professional who will explain the various options available. This information will help you determine your choice of service and make decisions on any other ideas you may have for your remembrance.

    A statement of your service selections will then be kept at the funeral home until needed. And we do not charge a fee for assisting you in making your plan.

  • Prefund Your Funeral

    Funeral prices, like other things, increase over time. By prefunding at today’s prices, you can be assured that the money will be there to cover tomorrow’s funeral costs.

    Prefunding can also help relieve the financial burden on those close to you. Handling the costs of a funeral, and possibly overspending because they weren’t certain of your wishes, can be extremely stressful and even a hardship. Once you have prefunded your services, you have taken that last step in assuring that your remembrance will be the way you want it with less stress on those left behind. This allows them to focus on remembering you and celebrating you life.

    There are a variety of prefunding options available. Your planning professional would welcome the opportunity to sit down and go through these with you.

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