Why Plan Ahead

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A meaningful tribute to reflect the unique life of your loved one.

Dealing with the death of a loved one can be overwhelming, whether it was expected or not. A lot goes into planning a funeral, but making those arrangements beforehand gives you time to consider all of your options and ensure that you’re covering all of the necessary details. You can carefully consider the financial costs, the type of ceremony, and other personal preferences that will make a difference when honoring the deceased. Here are some of the most important reasons why planning may be the best option.

What should I consider when planning funeral services in advance?

When planning funeral services in advance, you should consider the type of service you want, the location, burial or cremation, music, flowers, and any other critical personalized touches to you or your loved ones. Discussing your wishes with family members or a funeral director may also be helpful to ensure that your wishes are carried out appropriately.


What should I consider when choosing a crematorium for my funeral services or loved ones?

When choosing a crematorium for funeral services, consider factors such as location, reputation, facilities, cost, and the availability of additional services, such as memorialization options. Ensuring that the crematorium adheres to all necessary regulations and standards is essential. Additionally, consider any personal or cultural preferences you or your loved one may have.


4 Benefits of Cremation Preplanning

The funeral is a time to honor the life of your loved ones and begin the grief journey. We listed four benefits to explain why preplanning a cremation is not only a good idea but an important decision that will assure your family will have all the assistance they need when it comes.


  1. It’s Simple - Although it might seem like a lot of work, preplanning a cremation ceremony is simple. Creating a cremation plan is something anyone can do at any stage in their life, and you can always make changes if you wish. You can choose between filling out a form or meeting with a member of our staff to put your plan in place. Either way, our team will be pleased to assist you and facilitate this process as much as possible.

  2. Create a unique and personal ceremony - Pre-arranging a cremation allows you to create a special ceremony for yourself or a family member and ensure the person will be remembered in the way they desire. The arrangements can be personalized to reflect personal interests and wishes. You can decide what cremation option you would like the best, whether it is a direct cremation or a life celebration ceremony. More particular features can also be included, such as choosing what to do with the ashes after the ceremony. 

  3. Relieve Your Family’s Burden - Preplanning relieves your family of the burden of planning everything, and it gives them more time and energy to focus on healing and remembrance. They are organizing a cremation service while grieving is a challenging and emotionally charged task. It involves the main practical decisions and the personal choices of the best way to honor their loved one. The situation can be stressful and lead to conflicts in the family if the members disagree on the funeral planning process. By pre-arranging the cremation, your family will feel at peace because they will be prepared to attend to their loved one’s last wishes.

  4. You can prepay and prepare yourself financially - Because all the decisions for cremation must be made at the moment, it can lead to several unnecessary costs. Prepayment generally means saving money by being protected from inflation and price changes. By preparing yourself in advance, you will also provide peace of mind for your family, who will not have to figure out your cremation expenses at the last minute. Paying in advance allows you more time to choose the service details and the payment option that is right for you. And, if you change your mind, you can adjust your plans anytime.



When to Preplan a Cremation?

Planning a cremation involves several delicate and personal decisions, which can be a sensitive topic for many people. There is no right time to do so, and we encourage you to do it when you feel emotionally prepared to think about it. However, since death can be uncomfortable, you may never feel completely ready to take on this task, but it still needs to be done. 

Another factor that plays a role when your cremation planning is your loved ones. To prevent your spouse, children, or other loved ones from taking on the financial and emotional burdens of funeral planning, you can preplan your funeral and express these wishes to them. When the time comes, they’ll be grateful that everything is already planned out and can focus on coping with their grief and honoring their life. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions regarding cremation planning; Our staff is here to help you find suitable options and the best payment option for your financial situation. 


What If I Move?

When you create your plan with us, we record your preplanned arrangements. If your arrangements were made through insurance, they could be easily transferred to another funeral home in the United States.


Where Do I Start?

First, check out our preplanning checklist to help you consider all your possibilities. This part of the process is essential for you to view the details, such as what kind of ceremony you would like, the decoration, and the participants. Then you can preplan online using our form to create your personalized arrangements or schedule a time to speak with our staff to discuss your options and make a plan.

At Oak Cremation, our experienced staff will be pleased to help you plan everything according to your wishes.


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Oak Cremation
Phone: (586) 224-3092
26560 Van Dyke Avenue, Center Line, MI 48015
George Rafaidus, CFSP
Owner/Licensed Funeral Director

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