[Skip to Content]
National Memorial Planning - Homepage

Common Misconceptions About Pre-Planning Your Own Funeral

Pre-planning your own funeral has a ton of benefits, yet many people still don’t consider it. Most people don’t understand the advantages pre-planning brings to their family and this is because the process is shrouded with misconceptions. Below, we discuss these common misconceptions about pre-planning your own funeral.

  • You don’t need to pre-plan your funeral if you are financially secure

Pre-planning your funeral may help you plan more effectively, thus cutting costs. This has given rise to the notion that if you are financially secure and you or your family can afford a funeral that isn’t pre-planned, then you don’t need to pre-plan. This is not true. Anyone, regardless of their financial background, can benefit from funeral planning.

  • It is too time-consuming and complicated

It’s easy to think that pre-planning your own funeral would be a complicated process that takes up a lot of your time and energy, but this isn’t the case at all. In fact, all you have to do is fill out a form and tell the funeral director what your requirements are. The funeral director will provide you with assistance every step of the way.

  • You can simply tell your family your funeral wishes

If you think that you don’t need to pre-plan your funeral because you can simply tell your family your funeral wishes, think again. There are chances of misunderstandings and miscommunications, or you might miss something. After all, funeral planning is much more than simply choosing between cremation and a burial.

  • It doesn’t matter because you won’t be here

It’s your funeral and you won’t be here, so it’s not your problem, right? While this holds true to a certain extent, you may want to think about your family, who will have to take the responsibility of planning your funeral. They would already be grieving, and taking a huge task like funeral planning off their hands would allow them space and time to mourn the passing of a loved one without having worries.  


Thanks for reading,