There are many advantages to planning a funeral ahead of time. By pre-planning a funeral, difficult decisions will not have to be made during a time of grieving and stress. You will have the time needed to compare your options and make practical, detailed decisions. Your wishes can be put into writing to remove decision-making requirements from your loved ones and giving them direction when the time for the funeral comes. A pre-planned funeral is not only beneficial from an emotional side, as there are many financial benefits as well. When you finalize your funeral plan, you do not have to pre-pay, but doing so protects you from the rising costs of funeral prices. By locking in today’s funeral costs, you relieve your loved ones from an unexpected expense.