When someone has died, the first steps with funeral planning can seem daunting or unfamiliar. A family member will be required to check if there are any funeral instructions in the will, and a medical professional will be needed to verify the death.
The next steps involve choosing a funeral director and funeral planning. Carefully looking at what is included in a funeral director’s prices is advisable and reviews are an indicator of professionalism, compassion, and care. During the planning, consideration will be given to the type of funeral that is desired, such as selecting a burial, cremation or a direct burial or cremation.
The funeral director will give advice and support and organise the day exactly as the close family members wish it to be. Arranging the funeral service will include setting a date and addressing all the small details such as the choice of transport, flowers, coffin, music and if there is to be a reception following the funeral.
Finally, funeral planning will involve considering tasks that need completing after the funeral service. These may include administrative legacy details, or creating a physical book of condolence, and how best to display photo or condolence messages as a memorial.