Arranging a Funeral

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Arranging a Funeral2018-07-14T15:19:33+00:00

Arranging a Funeral

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.

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Be informed of the many options available before deciding on the type of service you want, your budget and selecting a Funeral Director.

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The rules of inheritance are sometimes quite complex, and it is important to make sure you receive what you are entitled to inherit.

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For parents it is important that you take your time, & decide how involved you wish to be in arranging your child’s funeral.

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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.

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Firstly, check if the deceased expressed a preference for either burial or cremation in their Will or any pre-planning documentation.

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Options to consider include the deceased’s wishes, contemporary or traditional design, your budget, and burial or cremation requirements.

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A Funeral Celebrant can provide guidance in delivering a highly personalised service that will follow your wishes with regards to content.

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You have the option of using a florist of your own choice, or a Funeral Director can organise flowers from their preferred supplier.

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There are no ‘rules’ about refreshments after a funeral service, & there are many options available to you for venues and catering.

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Know the difference between a Death Notice & Funeral Notice, and see examples of how to write these together with a Thank You Notice.

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Tips & suggestions on how to write & deliver a eulogy that is factual, honest & respectful and conveys the personality of the deceased.

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Knowing exactly what is going to happen at the funeral or memorial service, can help to lessen the stress on the day.

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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.

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A Funeral Director should obtain your permission, explain what will be done & ask for any requests before proceeding with the preparation.

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The cremation will usually take place on the same day as the service, & essential documentation will be arranged by your Funeral Director.

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Pet funeral services are available with the options of a eulogy, casket, refreshments afterwards, grave marker, plaque & storage of ashes.

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