Planning someone else’s funeral is never a pleasant experience, but planning your own can be positively morbid. However, it is a fact of modern life that most people will have a funeral to mourn their passing and celebrate their life, and an increasing amount of people want to have a say in how they are remembered. And why wouldn’t you?

The problem is, a lot of people express their desires as part of a casual conversation many years before they die, leaving their loved ones desperately trying to remember what it was they wanted when the time does come. That’s one reason why funeral plans are becoming so popular.

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What Is A Funeral Plan?

 A funeral plan is a document usually included with your will, which dictates what you would like your funeral to be like. You can choose the method of your send-off (do you want to be cremated, buried or scattered over your favourite spot?), as well as the style of ceremony (humanist, religious, etc). You could let your loved ones know what music you would like to be played, what readings you would like and who you would most like to speak for you. This not only means that your wishes will be honoured, but it takes a lot of stress and strain away from your family as they mourn your loss.

Of course, there is also the cost benefit. The average funeral and burial is around £4,136, while a funeral and cremation comes in at £3,214. This is a hefty sum for most to pay, especially if your death is unexpected. But with a pre-paid funeral plan, you can not only plan out how your funeral would go, but you can put the money aside to pay for it as well. This means you will avoid ‘frozen bank account syndrome’ (which will stop your family being able to access your funds directly to pay for the funeral) and prevent your family being left with a hefty bill after your send off.

At Edmunds and Eve, we understand that your funeral should be a final reflection of how you lived your life. So whatever that is, we will help you make it a reality. Our experts will guide you through the funeral planning process from start to finish and help you create your ideal funeral. Every single funeral held should be as unique as the person it is celebrating, and we are dedicated to helping you ensure that your funeral isn’t just another template service.

For more information about our funeral planning service.