Arranging a funeral service.
Options and choices.
It’s thought that the funeral service is the oldest of human ceremonies. Differences in faith and culture provide variations to the funeral service but there are always common elements; rememberance, honouring the deceased and support for the bereaved. Then of course there is the committal of the remains. If you had to arrange a memorial funeral service for a family member or a friend you’d be faced with a range of decisions and choices:
- What are the wishes of the family and has the deceased left any instructions?
- A Fixed Price Funeral Plan allows for funeral service wishes to be set out.
- You would need to choose a funeral director.
- You would have to agree on the particular options and costs associated with the funeral. Normally your funeral director will set these out clearly for your consideration.
- The style of the funeral memorial service must be decided upon and how that service can be made meaningful and appropriate to the family.
- Your funeral director will help you plan the time and location of the funeral. Family information relating to statutory paperwork and newspaper announcements will be needed at the time.
- You would need to choose a coffin or casket.
- A decision regarding a burial or cremation funeral service would have to be made.
This may sound like a difficult and time-consuming task, but all the routine funeral arrangements associated with a memorial funeral service will be handled by your funeral director.