What Would You Want For Your Funeral?

A funeral service can be tailored to match any personality — plan one that’s uniquely you.

“According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.”

— Jerry Seinfeld

Admit it, you’ve thought about it. It’s okay though, a lot of people think about it. It’s normal.

You’ve asked yourself, “I wonder what my funeral will be like?” Maybe you’ve even thought about some specific things you would like to have happen at your funeral.

Many people take comfort in the fact that they’re able to preplan the details of their own funeral. They feel good knowing that the service will be something that best reflects their unique life and will bring a measure of joy to their loved ones on that difficult day.

The details of a funeral service can be tailored to match any personality. They can be solemn and dignified affairs, quick, simple moments, celebratory parties, or something else entirely. A person can prearrange virtually anything that suits them for their funeral.

“No matter how you choose to go about it, your funeral will be a tremendously important event to your friends and family.”

Pop music legend Michael Jackson pre-purchased a 14-karat gold-plated casket for his final resting place – an idea he got after attending fellow music icon James Brown’s funeral. Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry requested that his ashes be launched into space. Author Charles Dickens was very specific about the plain dress code he wanted at his funeral, stating that mourners “wear no scarf, cloak, black bow, long hatband, or other such revolting absurdity.”

Of course, most people don’t plan such eccentric requests for their final wishes. Instead, they think about the kind of music or specific songs they might want to have played. Maybe they have a favorite poem, passage, or scripture they would like to have read. Some may want to be dressed in a particular outfit or laid to rest in a special casket that reflects unique parts of their personality. Others even plan their own funeral procession and reception.

No matter how you choose to go about it, your funeral will be a tremendously important event to your friends and family. A service that accurately reflects your personality and wishes can provide great comfort to your loved ones after you’re gone. It can also allow you to help shape the legacy you leave behind and help people remember you the way you would’ve wanted.

There’s no shame in thinking about your final wishes and preparing for that day well in advance. In fact, you might be surprised by how many people, just like you, have taken their thoughts and turned them into action by preplanning their funerals.

By prearranging you can ensure that your final wishes are carried out exactly as you had intended. You’ll also see that there are a number of economical ways to prefund your funeral service, which spares your friends and family from the economic burden.

When you’re ready to get started simply download our easy-to-follow How To Guide and start taking the steps toward a funeral that will be a lasting, compassionate gift to your loved ones.

Get Started Preplanning Now

Don’t delay. Take the first step to providing peace of mind to you and your family. Prevent over-spending and give your loved ones the opportunity to remember you how you want to be remembered. Download our free How To Guide to learn more.


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