Planning for a loved one’s funeral can seem like a daunting task – but the right funeral director can make the process much simpler.
We share our tips on how to find the best funeral director for you and your loved one below.
The passing of a close friend or family member can be an incredibly complex, challenging time. If you are the person making practical arrangements for their funeral or burial, the challenge is only increased.
If you have viewed our ’10 Steps to Planning a Funeral’ guide, you will know that one of the first things you will need to do is consider finding a funeral director. But how do you find the right one for you?
In this article, we’ll discuss:
What does a funeral director do?
In short, quite a bit. It is often believed that a funeral director’s role is limited to the funeral, memorial or burial service itself – but this is not usually the case.
From completing and collating official paperwork to caring for and transporting the deceased, the funeral director plays an important role in the lead-up to a funeral or memorial service. They will make sure that all regulations are observed, cultural and religious preferences are supported, and the family of the deceased know what is and isn’t possible when it comes to honouring their life.
While you don’t actually have to use a funeral director, it can be a lot easier to let somebody else look after some of the administration that comes with planning, especially if you are still trying to come to terms with what has happened Working with a funeral director can also help you get things done quickly – very helpful if time is at a premium.
Here are our tips for finding the right funeral director for you and your loved one.