Pre-planning without Prepaying

Published: January 31, 2023

Most people understand that pre-planning and pre-paying for their funeral can greatly help their children, both now and in the future. But what is not commonly known is that you can still pre-plan your event without pre-paying. We would like to share some options that you may want to consider. 

Planning without Pre-paying

If you have ideas about what you want for your funeral, but you are not currently able to afford paying for your casket or urn, and other funeral expenses, you can still move forward with your pre-planning. We do provide some limited online options, including the online pre-arrangements form and requesting our planning guide. However, the best way to move forward is to call us, and we can point you in the right direction.

Your plans can be kept securely in our records until you are ready to make a payment. And, you can have peace of mind knowing that your wishes are recorded and the process of pre-planning has begun. This step will help your family know your desires as well as prevent future disagreements and added stress. 

Be sure to let you family know if you have made important funeral decisions, whether you have pre-planned and pre-paid, or simply pre-planned without making a payment. To make this informing process fair and equal, you could send an email to all of your children at the same time. Or, you could tell them the next time you are all together in person. 


If pre-paying still might be an option for you at this time, you may want to consider the benefits that accompany pre-paying. You can have peace of mind knowing that there is a plan in place that can be easily followed, and you won’t be a financial burden to your children. Also, you can lock in the cost without worries of future inflation. The money you put toward your funeral are protected by law and are transferable to a different funeral home, even in another state. 

Pre-planning your funeral is free of cost. Pre-paying is optional. Whatever you decide, we want you to know that your friends at Hathaway are here for you, to help you every step of the way. Feel free to check out our website or please call us anytime at 1-508-673-0781.

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