Pre-planning is the planning of a funeral in advance of death, usually consisting of a a list of preferences for funeral arrangements, burial plots and urn compartments. Pre-planning ones funeral is a well-known practice that both ancient and modern people do to protect themselves and their loved ones from the effects of unexpected death.
Pre-planning your funeral is not much different from any other planning you may have carried out during your lifetime, just like buying insurance in case of fire, flood, theft or death. These coverages are purchased as an act of love and responsibility for those you love in case an unfortunate incident occurs to you. It's about being prepared so that your loved ones know what to do for your funeral.