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If you have never heard of pre-paid funerals, it may seem like an odd concept but buying a funeral in advance can save a lot of distress for your loved ones later down the line. At Douch Family Funeral Directors we highly recommend investing in pre-paid funerals and have seen first hand how much it is appreciated by family members. Read on to find out more about the advantages of taking out a funeral payment plan.

1.       Pre-paid funerals prevent families from facing financial distress

Paying for a funeral upfront relieves financial worries for your family in the future. Losing someone close to you is a difficult experience and this can make it harder to make rational financial arrangements for the deceased. With a pre-paid funeral plan, you can plan everything in advance and leave the rest to us, freeing your family of responsibility and giving them time to grieve.

Choosing a pre-paid funeral plan also means you pay at today’s prices, protecting your family against unexpected future inflation in prices. With our Dorset Funeral Plan, your funeral payment plan is held in a guaranteed whole of life assurance policy arranged by Ecclesiastical Planning Services Limited which is part of the Ecclesiastical group.

2.       Buying in advance ensures financial security at difficult times

When it comes to making funeral arrangements, the last thing family members want to worry about is cash flow problems. Some people set aside money for their family to fund their funeral service, however, this money isn’t always accessible in time to pay the bills depending on the circumstances and legal processes.

3.       Pre-paid funerals can be purchased in instalments

Our pre-paid funeral plan can be paid over 12, 24, 36, 48, or 60 months at an additional cost to our standard plan. This extra cost is held within the plan so that you won’t need to worry about your family facing unexpected costs at the time of your funeral.

4.       Pre-paid funerals are open to all

Pre-paid funerals allow you to choose your funeral arrangements, for complete peace of mind and anyone aged 18 or over can take out a plan. You can also buy a plan for someone else for peace of mind and to ease financial stress.

5.       Personalised funeral arrangements

Taking out a funeral payment plan gives you the opportunity to plan your funeral service and ensure your last wishes are met. During the process of taking out a pre-paid funeral plan, you may wish to speak to talk to your family about your funeral arrangements to let them know the details in advance and gain their support.  Attending a funeral service that had been planned by a loved one can also provide a great sense of comfort.

Douch Family Funeral Directors are independent, family-run funeral directors in Dorset. We can talk you through our Dorset Funeral Plan service and help you create a personalised pre-paid funeral plan that suits your individual priorities. Get in touch with us today or visit your local funeral directors branch.