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Although it may feel uncomfortable, pre-planning a funeral will benefit not only you, but also your family. One of the biggest benefits of funeral pre-planning is that you are able to ensure your life is honored the way you would like it to be. Additionally, you are freeing your family of rushing to plan a funeral after you pass away. Your family can instead focus their energy around grieving and comforting one another during this difficult time. This is a final gift you can give to your loved ones after you pass and an excellent way to show how much you truly cared for and loved your family.
The Basics of Planning Your Own Funeral
Look at available options
Weigh the pros and cons of each option
Talk to others about the best options
Arrive at a final decision
To begin pre-planning a funeral, we recommend writing down as many details as you can related to your ideal funeral service. This list should include things like the location of service, things you would like included in the service, who you would like to speak, types of flowers, music that should be played, and so on.
Once you have created this list, you can then begin to review what funeral service options are available and if they meet your needs and budget. It is often helpful to complete this step alongside a funeral director. In many cases, they will be able to alter packages and tailor a solution to meet your needs.
Funeral Pre-Planning in Minneapolis/St. Paul
No matter the type of service, at Gill Brothers Funeral and Cremation Services we are committed to making the funeral prearrangement process as easy as possible. Working alongside you, we will help plan a service that allows your family to say a meaningful goodbye while celebrating a life well lived.
We invite you to browse through each of the different sections below to learn more about prearranging a funeral and what the process entails. With helpful advice for everything from a pre-planning checklist to organ donations, we have provided you with a large library of resources to review. Should you have any questions about the information offered on the pages below, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Why People Choose to Plan Ahead
Ask 25 people why they came to us for assistance in funeral pre-planning, and you'll hear 25 different answers. Learn more about the reasons behind their decisions.
Funeral Pre-Arrangement Process
The funeral pre-arrangement process is not complicated: Consider your funeral service options, discuss them with family, and record your wishes for us to follow in the future.
Record Your Wishes
What is the #1 reason people choose to pre-plan their funeral? It's the responsible thing to do. Learn the top reasons people pre-arrange funeral services.
When you're ready to start the funeral pre-planning process, you may really appreciate this step-by-step funeral pre-arrangement checklist.
No one wants to think about a time when they will be unable to make critical health care or end-of-life decisions but it makes sense to complete an advance directive.
Our online pre-need funeral planning tool makes pre-planning easier. Your own personal login allows you to return to your plan and make changes at any time.