It can be overwhelming when a loved one passes away. Deciding on a funeral or memorial service can be difficult and emotional. Use our informative articles & resources to make informed decisions.
Don’t feel pressured into making immediate decisions before you have time to discuss your needs with family & friends, & are fully informed.
Be informed of the many options available before deciding on the type of service you want, your budget and selecting a Funeral Director.
The rules of inheritance are sometimes quite complex, and it is important to make sure you receive what you are entitled to inherit.
For parents it is important that you take your time, & decide how involved you wish to be in arranging your child’s funeral.
Research the type of service you want, set a budget & request a quote with a breakdown of costs over the phone so you can compare pricing.
Firstly, check if the deceased expressed a preference for either burial or cremation in their Will or any pre-planning documentation.
Options to consider include the deceased’s wishes, contemporary or traditional design, your budget, and burial or cremation requirements.
A Funeral Celebrant can provide guidance in delivering a highly personalised service that will follow your wishes with regards to content.
You have the option of using a florist of your own choice, or a Funeral Director can organise flowers from their preferred supplier.
There are no ‘rules’ about refreshments after a funeral service, & there are many options available to you for venues and catering.
Know the difference between a Death Notice & Funeral Notice, and see examples of how to write these together with a Thank You Notice.
Tips & suggestions on how to write & deliver a eulogy that is factual, honest & respectful and conveys the personality of the deceased.
Knowing exactly what is going to happen at the funeral or memorial service, can help to lessen the stress on the day.
If ever there were a time for respectful decorum, it is at a funeral service. As always common sense and discretion are your best guides.
A Funeral Director should obtain your permission, explain what will be done & ask for any requests before proceeding with the preparation.
The cremation will usually take place on the same day as the service, & essential documentation will be arranged by your Funeral Director.
Pet funeral services are available with the options of a eulogy, casket, refreshments afterwards, grave marker, plaque & storage of ashes.