enables you to choose who you wish to be your executors and seeing as this is who is to carry out your wishes in the event of your death it is important that you choose wisely. You can also stipulate who you wish to become guardians for any children under the age of 18. This is especially important as failure to give specific instruction would leave your children as the responsibility of the state to decide where they are looked after and who brings them up.
You are also able to confirm your funeral preferences such as burial or cremation and whether you wish for flowers or donations at a funeral. These directions are not legally binding on executors but give an indication, they should follow where possible, as to your wishes.