Last updated 2nd July 2019
Do you know the funeral arrangements your partner wants?
It came as a bit of a shock to us, when our latest Cost of Dying research revealed that only 1% of people making funeral arrangements knew exactly what the deceased person wanted*. And the surprises didn’t stop there. When it comes to funeral planning, a third of people surveyed didn’t know whether to hold a burial or cremation and more than half were clueless on whether the funeral should be religious or not.
Stats like that got us thinking. While we all think we know our partners inside out, just how well do we really know what they’d want for their funeral arrangements? Do we actually talk about dying at all?
We decided there was only one way to find out. We invited couples to play Game of Funerals! They answered questions about what send off their partner would want, and we got to see just how in tune they were when it comes to each other’s funeral arrangements. The results were enlightening to say the least!
If you’d like to record your funeral arrangements and help your partner or loved ones to fulfill your wishes, try our My Perfect Send-Off funeral planner. It takes you through the options available and lets you save your choices to keep safe, ready for when they’re needed.
* Source: SunLife Cost of Dying Report 2018