Organising a funeral can be overwhelming – at a time when you’re trying to cope with feelings of loss it can seem a very daunting task. We have gathered a few key points to help you at this time.
Firstly, ask yourself a few questions
Did the person who died tell you what they wanted or leave instructions in their Will?
Did they want to be buried or cremated?
Did they want their ashes scattering anywhere in particular or kept in an urn?
How will you pay for the funeral?
Do family or friends have any special wishes?
Do you have a date in mind?
Once you have given these some thought you will have a clearer idea of what needs arranging.
Try to contact a few different funeral directors in your area to compare prices, available options and to get a feel of who you would feel comfortable working with. Request a price list or cost breakdown to help you decide which items and services to choose.
Question to ask a funeral director
What services do you provide?
Do you do packages or can I pick and choose the services we would like?
When do we pay the bill?
Are we required to pay a deposit?
What type of transport do you offer? Can we provide our own?
Are we able to visit the person who has died when they are in your care?
There are many options with funerals and you don’t have to use a funeral director for every part. Find what suits you and your family best.