Arranging a funeral is a personal preference of each individual, in some cases this has already been arranged and paid for by the deceased, or documented in their will with the arrangements they would like. For some, however, they never had the opportunity to discuss this with family or make the required arrangements.
Below are some steps that need to be considered and taken:
- Consider the type of funeral you would like to arrange a cremation or burial; please remember that there will be an extra cost implication attached with certain choices.
- Once you have decided on the type of funeral, you then need to consider which funeral directors you will use. Our advice would be to look at individual web sites of your local funeral directors as this will show you the types of funerals they can offer as well as some of the costs involved. We would also suggest that you look at any reviews to make sure that your loved will get the service you would like.
- Once you have made your decision you will need to contact your chosen funeral directors and arrange an appointment to discuss your choices and book a provisional date. The funeral directors may ask you to complete paperwork allowing them to take your loved one into their care from us, this is a standard practice and they may also discuss with you the need for a “Green Form” which will be provided by the Registration Office once you have been to registered your loved one’s death. The registration office will either hand you the Green form or email it directly to the funeral directors.