Planning ahead is a natural thing for us all to do. Unfortunately, very few people plan ahead for a funeral or memorial because of the emotional cost. Such planning centres on a sad and possibly traumatic event in our lives, a time we are not looking forward to; a time of loss, and a time of hurt. Unless forced into the situation, most families often do not even discuss what should happen if someone they love dies.
When someone dies, decisions must be made quickly and these important decisions should be carefully considered in an unpressured way.