Funeral on one side is the grieving and thanksgiving yet an opportunity to honour their life, values and beliefs. It is challenging emotionally and financially to plan for the funeral, but when a loved one departs, it is necessary to plan the most to satisfy and abide by your loved ones. Keep reading to find some tips on making arrangements for the funeral.
Preparing for the inevitable is essential, and never feels guilty about it. Seeking the help of the funeral director, florist, doctors in advance makes you less stressful for the event. It helps in avoiding the rash decisions or regretting in a long run. Prepare the list of trusted people to call upon helps to focus your efforts on the logistics of the event on the event date. Funeral directors are the expert, who can advise and can help you with handling the paperwork, logistics and other practical elements for arranging the funeral. The experts help to ensure that everything is handled smoothly and happens in a way it is supposed to.
It is essential to find the right funeral director who can guide and help you with the right decision. Ensure that you use the funeral directors who are registered with the National Association of Funeral Directors NAFD or the Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors – SAIF. Check for the codes of practice and complaints procedures for these associations. There are local authorities who run their funeral services through the local firm of funeral directors.
Consult a minimum of three different funeral services to check for the one that works best for you. Check for the consolidated written breakdown of the costs. Ensure that all the services that you are looking to are available. Discuss the legal cost, merchandise and professional fees that are included in the services. Also, talk to the funeral directors for any special requirements that you may need. Call Dundee Funeral Directors to arrange a consultation either at our office or in the comfort of your own home.
The three types of disposition are –
- Burial- Requires the purchase of the plot of land from the cemetery or churchyard
- Entombment – requires the purchase of land and the construction of a tomb or mausoleum
- Cremation – reduces the remains to ashes. It is the most common and cheapest form of disposition
Services Offered by Funeral Directors
- Provision of a plain coffin for cremation or burial that is furnished with a white interior lining
- providing a hearse and all funeral staff to take the body to the nearest crematorium or burial ground
- transportation of the body of the person to the funeral director’s premises
- All the care needed for the person who has died till the funeral. The services include the washing and dressing the person who has died and laying the body out
- provide the necessary people to carry the coffin
- Arrange all other necessary arrangements including completion of all documentation and liaison with all third parties as required
- Providing professional advice, guidance and support throughout the entire process
- Provision of a robe or your loved one can be dressed in their clothes – according to the preference.